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A dash of paranormal: Sridevi not only played a 'naagin' with aplomb in Nagina (1986) and Nigahein (1988), she also portrayed a fairy in Chandramukhi ...
Innocent: Sridevi started out her career in Bollywood as a child artist with Julie in 1975.
Simpleton: Sridevi's sari-clad avatar in Judaai (1996) and later in English Vinglish (2012) was class apart.
Romantic diva: Sridevi looks ethereal in Yash Chopra's Chandni. She was paired opposite Rishi Kapoor in this classic tale of love.
Chirpy and stylish: Chaalbaaz (1989) and Mr India (1987) explored the naughty side of Sridevi.
Exotic: Sridevi plays a double role in Khuda Gawah (1991). She shines as Benezir opposite Amitabh Bachchan.
Last year was quite eventful for Sridevi, who returned to the big screen with a hit film, English Vinglish. Now, husband Boney Kapoor is clubbing this success with the celebrations for her birthday (today; August 13) and throwing a grand party on August 17.
"It’s a celebration of a good year. Many others have thrown parties for her; it’s my turn now,” says Boney.
Meanwhile, Sridevi plans to spend her birthday with family — her sisters and brothers-in-law who are visiting her from Chennai.
What are your plans for your birthday?
I hate celebrating birthdays. Boneyji is throwing a party, but that’s for reasons other than my birthday. Earlier, when I would go for shoots with my mother, I’d ask her not to tell others that it was my birthday. I don’t like
cutting cakes; I just love to spend time with my family and friends.
Any special birthday memory?
My parents would make my birthday special, not with an elaborate celebration but by making a card for me and with other simple things. Now my daughters make cards. They stay up till midnight, though they have to wake up early for school. They decorate the house with balloons, which is cute and touching.
What has been the best gift you have received on your birthday?
All the cards from my kids. As for Boneyji, I don’t give him a chance to buy me gifts. I buy them myself and tell him, ‘This is your birthday gift to me’ (laughs).
Who is the first one to wish you every year?
My daughters and my husband.
What will keep you busy this year?
There are a few film offers; I think we will finalise something soon.
The pup is in quarantine
It was reported recently that Sridevi had to leave a pup she bought for her daughter back in the US as the family didn’t have proper papers and hadn’t got permission to get the dog to India.
The actor says, "My daughter liked a pup and we bought it there. We were aware of all the rules and regulations; Boneyji has already applied for permission to get the pup to India. As per the requirements, the pup is in quarantine in the US. We will get him here only after we get all the permissions."