Bollywood is mourning on the loss of ‘Hawa-Hawai’ actress Sri Devi. The legendary actress has passed away on Saturday Night due to cardiac arrest. Sri Devi’s brother-in-law and actor Sanjay Kapoor has confirmed the news as well. He said “Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here, I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai. It happened roughly around 11.00-11.30. I don’t know more details yet,”
On other side, another source near to the family also confirmed “Yes it’s true. She was in Dubai while some of the other family members came back to India. We hear it’s cardiac arrest.”
Sri Devi’s last PHOTOS shared by her from Mohit Marwah’s wedding in UAE,just before her demise:
Reportedly, Sri Devi along with whole family was in UAE to attend the wedding of Mohit Marwah. At the time of her death, her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi was present there.
Sri Devi was born with her real name Amma Yanger Ayyapan who worked in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada language films before making her debut in the Hindi film Industry. She started acting as child artist, early in late 1960s where her best performance in the Malayalam film Poombata released in 1971 awarded her the state award for best child artist.
In Bollywood, She made her debut as child artist in the film Julie released in 1975. As adult, she worked in the Tamil film Moondru Mudichi released in 1976 at age of 13. Sri Devi turned out to be one of the biggest and most popular actress in history of Indian Cinema.
She even won the fourth highest civil honour in India, Padma Shri in the year of 2013 by Indian Government.
The actress has worked in movies like Chandni, Sadma, Himmatwala, Mr. India, Tohfa, Gumrah, Nagina, Chaalbaaz and Mawali. She later made her comeback with the film English Vinglish in 2012. Sri Devi has lately appeared in the film ‘MOM’ released in the year of 2017 opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshay Khanna.
Sri Devi has shot for her special appearance in the Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film ‘Zero’ which will be releasing in December this year.
This is quite surprising that Amitabh Bachchan may have this coming or just have some intuition as he tweeted before the her demise
T 2625 – न जाने क्यूँ , एक अजीब सी घबराहट हो रही है !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 24, 2018
From Bollywood Industry to various celebs, sharing their condolences and grievance about the loss.
Akshay Kumar :
Shocked beyond words to hear about the sad and untimely demise of #Sridevi. A dream for many, had the good fortune of sharing screen space with her long ago and witnessed her continued grace over the years. Thoughts and prayers with the family. RIP 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 25, 2018
It’s a heart breaking news, can’t even imagine in the worst of my dreams – World losses the best performer – Condolences to the Family.
Rest in Peace #Sridevi Ji
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) February 25, 2018
Shocked stunned. Still see her laughing talking. Unbelievable. Actor par excellence. A school in herself.. learnt so much from her. Still can’t believe it . A huge loss. #Sridevi
— Kajol (@KajolAtUN) February 25, 2018
— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) February 24, 2018
Been an hour since I recvd this terribly tragic and rather unbelievable news of #sridevi ji’s passing… still holding my phone in some kind of hope tht the news is a hoax or a fake 😢 RIP
— Rohit Roy (@rohitroy500) February 25, 2018
I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
I’m shocked and very disturbed. I’ve lost a dear friend and the industry has lost a true legend. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I feel the pain with them #RIPSridev … you will be missed.
— Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) February 25, 2018
Have witnessed Sridevi’s life from an adolescent teenager to the magnificeint lady she became. Her stardom was well deserved. Many happy moments with her flash through my mind including the last time I met her. Sadma’s lullaby haunts me now. We’ll miss her
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 25, 2018
Shocked and devastated. An amazing talent and my favourite performer passes on. A tremendous loss to the industry.
“Bijli giraane main hoon aayi, kehte hain mujhko hawa Hawaii” RIP dear #Sridevi. pic.twitter.com/nBrhmAlPlz
— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) February 24, 2018
SHOCKING. JOLTED. Am I having a horrible dream. Sridevi no more? This is SO SO SAD. AND SO SO NOT FAIR. One of the most brilliant, elegant and talented actresses ever. The queen of Indian cinema. And a friend. Worked with her in so many movies. So many amazing memories…..
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 25, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted :
Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi. She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances. My thoughts are with her family and admirers in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2018
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