Sridevi, the impish diva of the 1980s who stole millions of hearts with her supreme spontaneity in hits like Mr India, Chaalbaaz and Chandni, is back in business.
Married to producer Boney Kapoor and the mother of two daughters, Sridevi will soon be sizzling in her hubby's film. Boney has just returned from a five-week tour of the US and Russia looking for virgin locations for his wife's comeback project.
Confirming the news, Boney told IANS: "We're certainly putting together a project that will hopefully do full justice to Sri's comeback. I'm aware her fans haven't changed their loyalties."
The return of the screen goddess has been in the pipeline for months now. But now when Madhuri Dixit, who at one time was Sridevi's closest competitor, has almost completed work on her comeback film Aaja Nachle, the mood in the Boney camp regarding Sri's return is upbeat.
However, Boney doesn't see Madhuri as a competitor or an outsider.<b1>
He says: "Madhuri is in many ways a product of our production house. She did some of her finest films like Pukar for me. Both Sri and I are very proud of her."
In fact, some years ago Yash Raj Films was all set to re-launch Sridevi's career. That project fell through.
Boney is sparing no pains to ensure that Sridevi, last seen in Boney's Judaai 10 years ago, is brought back in style. Before that, the actress will be seen in a guest appearance in Rajkumar Santoshi's ready to release Halla Bol.