The Legendary Indian Actress Sridevi dies aged 54 due to accidental drowning in Dubai Hotel.Earlier it was reported that she died due to cardiac arrest.sridevi was in Dubai to attend her Nephew Mohit Marwah’s marriage along with her family.Sridevi was getting ready for a dinner date with her husband Boney Kapoor when she lost her consciousness and drowned in the bathtub of her hotel room in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
Authorities in Dubai gave the final clearance to bring back the the remains after carrying out investigations.Boney Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor have reached Mumbai along with the mortal remains on Tuesday Night in private jet provided by industrialist Anil Ambani.Sridevi’s funeral will take place in Mumbai this afternoon.Sridevi’s body will be kept at Celebration Sports Club for three hours from 9:30 am, for friends and fans to pay their last respects. A statement from her family said that the last rites would take place from 3:30 in the afternoon at the Pawan Hans crematorium in Vile Parle.
Sridevi’s rise to stardom was an extraordinary chapter in the country’s film industry. Sridevi was born to Ayyapan Yanger and Rajeswari Yanger in Sivaksi,TamilNadu in 1963.With a filmography of more than 300 movies in five Indian languages, she held her own as a leading lady from 1970s to the late 1990s. Sridevi’s life on screen began with a successful early period performing in all the four south Indian film languages and she graduated to an extraordinary career in Bollywood, where she neither knew the language nor the culture of the Hindi film industry.
Image : Sreedevi with her parents.
She manifested feminine charisma along with the combination of beauty, mystery and intrigue.Film directors repeatedly spoke about her acting skill, which followed sheer intuition and instinct as she sparkled before the cameras .
Sridevi’s career began at the age of four in a 1969 Tamil-language film called “Thunaivan”.At the age of 13,she started her acting career as a heroine in which she had to play the role of a girl avenging her lover’s death and as the young wife of an older man in the Tamil film Moondru Mudichu.She made her Bollywood debut as a child artiste in 1975 hit “Julie” but continued ruling the South Indian film industry where she established herself as a leading heroine with films such as “16 Vayathinile”, “Sigappu Rojakkal”, “Meendum Kokila” and “Moondram Pirai”.
Image : Sreedevi and Rajnikanth in the Movie Moondru Mudichu.
In Bollywood, she made her debut in 1978 as a lead actor in “Solva Sawan”.She established as a heroine in Bollywood through the films Mr.India,Chandni,Sadma,Nagina,ChaalBaaz,Himmatwaala.Sreedevi made her comeback through the film ‘English Vinglish’ in 2012, where she played a housewife who learns English after feeling left out in her family.In 2015, Sreedevi had a starring role in the Tamil movie ‘Puli’.She was next seen in her home production that titled ‘Mom’,released in 2017.
Image : Sridevi in the movie English Vinglish
She achieved several awards, including the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour.
Image : Sridevi recieving Padma Shri award from former president Pranab Mukharjee.
Sridevi was married to Boney kapoor in 1996 and has two daughters Jhanvi and Khushi.Her elder daughter Jhanvi was to debut in The movie “Dhadak” which is the remake of Marathi movie “Sairat”.Unfortunately Sridevi will not be there to witness it.
Image :Sridevi with family
In the hours before she died Sridevi’s Instagram posts were alive with her pictures.
Image : Sridevi’s last instagrammed photo.
Indian Cinema has lost a diva who lit up the cinema screens.