Published: Mon, February 26, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Marriyum Aurangzeb condoles Bollywood actor Sri Devi's demise

Marriyum Aurangzeb condoles Bollywood actor Sri Devi's demise

The 54-year-old was hailed as the female Amitabh Bachchan of Bollywood, and not for nothing... Was the tweet, which came just after midnight, a premonition of the tragedy?

"Sridevi was an iconic star of the Indian film industry". Rani Mukerji, Alia Bhatt, Karisma Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are also making special appearances in the film.

She debuted as a lead actress in a Bollywood film in 1978, soon becoming one of India's biggest film stars.

A scene from Mr India.

She was named as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan upon birth after her father Ayyapan Yanger, a lawyer and mother Rajeswari Yanger.

She also had a short-lived stint on small screen with sitcom Malini Iyer. The yesteryear's actress looked extremely grim as she made her way into Anil Kapoor's house. The actor was to be seen next in a cameo in Zero, directed by filmmaker Anand L Rai. Sridevi's MOM wass another attempt by Bollywood to address the issue of increasing crimes against women in the country.

Sridevi's death triggered an outpouring of tributes from Bollywood luminaries and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He said: 'Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi.

The actor made it big in Indian movies after her 1982 Tamil film "Moondram Pirai", playing the same role in its Hindi remake, "Sadma". So many thoughts come and you feel why is she doing this? "May her soul rest in peace". "We hear it's cardiac arrest". An actor par excellence. Late Sridevi Kapoor's body will arrive in India on Monday, it said.

"My heartfelt condolences to everyone in the family".

Her stardom spilled into the '90s with all sizeable stars working opposite her. "Even when she was doing absurd stuff like playing a snake in the movie Nagina, the performances were unbelievable", he added.

Superstar Rajinikanth too tweeted: "I'm shocked and very disturbed".

"I lost out on going to school and college life but I got into the film industry and worked without a gap - from child actor I went straight to heroine. When we asked him if she had any history of heart problems, he said" "All of us are in the state of shock as she had no history of heart ailments".

The devastating news has left her family and the Bollywood fraternity heartbroken.

She made a comeback in 2012, starring in English Vinglish. "My condolences to her family and close associates".

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