Sridevi passes away: 10 lesser known facts about the superstar


And not just that she was the face of young Lord Muruga in several mythological films including the famous Kandhan Karunai. "She was very fond of me". I've lost a dear friend and the industry has lost a true legend.

She had said, "Sadma wasn't an emotionally draining film for me; it must have been for the audience". She starred opposite some of the biggest names from filmdom, many of whom have posted condolence messages on social media - among them Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. I think it is a great lullaby for the talented, lovely Sridevi. Unlike other actresses who had to struggle to get their act right in Hindi cinema, Sridevi managed it easily. Even though I've known Sridevi her from the time she was a child artist, it was fantastic to see her talent and how she and Kamal learnt the nuances from Balu Mahendra and delivered their lines. Sridevi's mom was Tamilian and father was Telugu and maybe this helped her effortlessly act in movies of different languages. The kind of dedication she had truly matched mine. At the same time, she has never gotten angry on anyone.

Sridevi and Rajinikanth; Sridevi and Kamal Haasan. She speaks less. Whenever I get an opportunity with her, I sit and admire her make up and the way she carries her on screen. "My condolences to her loved ones and fans (sic)".

The legendary actress was there with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi. "And then suddenly on camera, it was as if she was fire, like electricity her performance would be".

In a video message, Haasan remembered Sridevi as an "astounding talent", which was "no luck" but a result of her hard-working nature throughout a career spanning nearly five decades. A challenging role indeed considering and at such a young age, she pulled it off easily and came up with a notable performance. After staying away from cinema for over two decades, she was back here with a direct Tamil film in I Puli P alongside Vijay. That's how she would act. When she went to Hindi film industry, she didn't know a word of Hindi.