He told indianexpress.com, "Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away". She suffered such an attack that all efforts to revive her failed with Sridevi succumbing to it.
The news was confirmed to HuffPost by a member of the actor's family.
"I just heard Ma'am Sridevi passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest".
According to media reports, well-wishers are rushing to Sridevi's house in Mumbai to be by her elder daughter Janhvi's side.
Sridevi, who is credited as the first female superstar of Bollywood, is survived by her husband Boney Kapoor and daughters, Khushi and Janhavi.
Sridevi Kapoor, born on 13 August 1963 was an Indian film actress and film producer who also worked in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada films. She was awarded Padma Shri in 2013 for her work.
Sridevi first acted in Thunaivan when she was 4 as a child artist., She returned to the films after 15 - year long gap.
The actress was last seen in movie Mom.