To one of the Indian women so many look up to, Sridevi stole our hearts with her looks and smile. Also known as Sridevi Kapoor, she worked not only in Bollywood, but also for Kannada, Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam films. Her success drove other stars to follow her, and reach the pinnacle of success too. Her early careers started with Thunaivan, and her Bollywood debut was only at a young age of 12, in the movie Julie. From the child prodigy, she grew up to be seen in movies like Himmatwala, Mr. India, Chandni, all of which we remember fondly.
She took a break in between and came back stronger than before in the movie English Vinglish, it is usually in Bollywood that heroines are portrayed young, and this time, Sridevi didn’t care. She played the role of the mother ( and she was lead), and she played the part of the housewife who we generally disregard at all times. Her strong performance gave us the thorns of realization, that we can definitely treat our home makers better. Last year, she starred in Mom, too.
Sridevi has been consistently nominated for 10 filmfare awards, and she won 5. The government of India has already offered her the Padma Shri. All actors have been deeply upset with her sudden demise yesterday, in Dubai, while having a cardiac arrest. Life is so uncertain, since she was gearing up for Mr. India 2, and she was all smiles about it. Sridevi and her family were at United Arab Emirates for a wedding, and she was with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi at the time of her death.