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South Indian stars pay tribute to Sridevi at prayer meet, Janhvi and Khushi in attendance

Tributes were paid to Indian cinema icon Sridevi here by a host of stars of the south India film industry, which gave her career a start before she became a star in Bollywood.

bollywood Updated: Mar 12, 2018 17:06 IST
Sridevi’s daughters, Janhvi and Khushi at the prayer meet held in Chennai.
Sridevi’s daughters, Janhvi and Khushi at the prayer meet held in Chennai.(AP)

Tributes were paid to Indian cinema icon Sridevi here by a host of stars of the south India film industry, which gave her career a start before she became a star in Bollywood.

A prayer meet was held at a city hotel for Sridevi, who died in Dubai on February 24, in which her husband Boney Kapoor, and daughters Janhvi and Khushi were among those who attended. The event was out of bounds for the media.

Earlier, leading actors paid their homage to Sridevi at a meeting held in the office of the of the South Indian Artistes’ Association (SIAA), popularly known as ‘Nadigar Sangam’, here.

Several prominent Tamil film stars, including Sivakumar, actor-director K Bhagyaraj, “Kutti” Padmini and Sripriya, who had long association with her, paid floral tributes to a photograph of Sridevi kept at the office SIAA office.

SIAA President and actor Nasser led the fellow artistes in paying tributes to Sridevi, who died at the age of 54.

Actor-director Manobala, also a member of the SIAA, tweeted and shared a photograph of the SIAA members paying their tributes to Sridevi.

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prayer meet for #Sridevi in #Chennai #ajith #surya #jyothika

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Actor Ajith, his wife and actor Shalini, director Priyadarshan and actress Meena visited the residence of Sridevi and conveyed their condolences.

Sridevi, Indian cinema’s first woman superstar, had an illustrious career spanning over four decades after making her debut as a child artist in Tamil film Thunaivan in 1969. After making her mark in the south Indian films, she entered Bollywood.

Sridevi’s body was cremated on February 28 in Mumbai. The ashes were immersed in Rameswaram sea last week.

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