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‘Dark black terrible moment’: Sridevi dies of cardiac arrest, Bollywood mourns sudden demise

Sridevi’s death left India in deep shock with PM Narendra Modi and Bollywood fraternity mourning her sudden demise on Saturday.

bollywood Updated: Feb 25, 2018 12:17 IST
Sridevi died in Dubai after suffering a cardiac arrest. In this Dec. 1, 2012 file photo, Sridevi arrives at the Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech.
Sridevi died in Dubai after suffering a cardiac arrest. In this Dec. 1, 2012 file photo, Sridevi arrives at the Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech.(AP File Photo)

The news of the demise of Bollywood actress Sridevi has left the entertainment fraternity in a deep state of shock. Known by one name, the Padma Shri awardee was known as the first female superstar in India's male-dominated film industry. Her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor confirmed the news that she died Saturday in Dubai due to cardiac arrest.

Actors from across India including Kamal Haasan,Priety Zinta, Akshay Kumar, Rajinikanth, Anushka Sharma, Riteish Deshmukh, Priyanka Chopra, Sushmita Sen, Nimrat Kaur, among others, took to Twitter to express grief over the loss. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also offered his condolences on her death.

President Ram Nath Kovind also tweeted: “Shocked to hear of passing of movie star Sridevi. She has left millions of fans heartbroken. Her performances in films such as Moondram Pirai, Lamhe and English Vinglish remain an inspiration for other actors. My condolences to her family and close associates.”

Expressing shock over the news, Kamal Haasan said that Sridevi’s stardom was well deserved and that she will be missed.

Rajinikanth also tweeted his condolences and said he has lost a “dear friend”.

Riteish Deshmukh tweeted, “Terrible terrible news.. Am shocked beyond words. SRIDEVI ji No More . RIP.”

Nimrat Kaur also wrote on Twitter, “Absolutely devastated to hear about the passing of #Sridevi. What a dark black terrible moment in time. Gutted.”

Priyanka Chopra and Sushmita Sen also could not believe the news and expressed their condolences on Twitter. Priyanka tweeted, “I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP.”

Akshay Kumar said he was shocked beyond words.

Jacqueline Fernandez, Sidharth Malhotra, Gauahar Khan also expressed shock over the death of the 54-year-old actress. “An absolute icon. Gone too soon, #Sridevi. Too soon,” Jacqueline tweeted.

Sridevi, wife of producer Boney Kapoor, died late in the night reportedly due to cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone along with her family to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding.

Born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, Sridevi was known for her iconic roles in Hindi movies like Chandni, Lamhe, Mr India, Chaalbaaz, Nagina, Sadma, and many more. The Padma Shri awardee actress had also made a mark with her stellar performances in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada films. In 2012, Sridevi returned to films after a 15-year-long hiatus with Gauri Shinde’s movie English Vinglish.The actress was last seen in Bollywood movie ‘Mom’ in 2017,

Her daughter Janhvi is set to make her Bollywood debut this year with Karan Johar’s directorial Dhadak.

First Published: Feb 25, 2018 07:48 IST

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