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An outpouring of grief: Mumbai Police pays tribute to Sridevi with a clip from Umang, see video

In a clip shared by Mumbai Police, we can see Sridevi dancing to a hit song from her film English Vinglish at the annual Umang function. Watch the video here.

bollywood Updated: Feb 26, 2018 09:12 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Sridevi in a still from her film, English Vinglish.

When a star dies, the universe mourns. That seems to be the case in the sudden passing away of Sridevi, one of Indian cinema’s biggest legends. It has left a void in the hearts of fans. If a shocked nation can barely get it’s senses back, much has to be said of Sridevi’s grasp over India’s collective conscience.

Since the news broke early on Sunday, the outpouring of grief has not stopped. The latest in a long chain of people, organisations, publications, individual and groups to express their shock is the Mumbai Police, which has close ties with the film fraternity.

On Sunday, the cops of the financial city tweeted a video clip of her performance at their annual celebration Umang. The 21-second video shows a tall and lissome Sridevi, wearing an off-white sequinned ghagra choli, dancing to the hit number from English Vinglish, Navrai Majhi Ladachi Ladachi Ga. Needless to say, her effortless ease with the dance steps and the grace (even in that tiny bit of a clip) in her movements will keep you enthralled.

Most of us woke up to a rude shock on Sunday when the news broke that cinema’s darling, Sridevi, died of a sudden cardiac arrest in a Dubai hotel, where she had gone to attend the wedding of her nephew, actor Mohit Marwah. Sridevi, who in later years, was always seen with her two daughters, was with her husband and younger daughter Khushi. Her elder one, Janhvi stayed back in Mumbai as she was preparing for a film debut in a Karan Johar-produced film.

The late actor’s body is expected to arrive in Mumbai on Monday on a chartered plane, reportedly belonging to industrialist Anil Ambani. Sridevi’s last rites are expected to be conducted at Juhu today.

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First Published: Feb 26, 2018 09:11 IST