Cong deletes tweet on Sridevi's death after backlash

Lester Mason
February 26, 2018

Mumbai: The film industry and millions of cinema lovers were robbed of the vast talent and grace of legendary actor Sridevi, 54, who succumbed to a cardiac arrest late on Saturday night aft-er attending the wedding of Mohit Marwah, the nephew of her husband, producer Boney Kapoor, in Dubai.

From southern movie stars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, veterans like Lata Mangeshkar, Anupam Kher, Hema Malini and Madhuri Dixit-Nene and younger celebrities like Farhan Akhtar and Alia Bhatt - the celebrities had a sense of disbelief.

"Just one month before I met her. We both are not great at showing emotions but somehow we both hugged each other", Haasan said. He is of course deeply in love with her, but now has to let her go. She learnt every day. Her comeback in 2012 was in the very charming and likeable romantic comedy English Vinglish, where she finds love in NY while learning to speak English.

The actor's sudden death has hit the nation hard. She was very innocent off camera but in front of the camera she was the best professional.

Talking about it, Rishi was quoted by HT, "I often noticed that after every two, or may be three shots; she would remove her makeup, and do it again".

The leading lady scorched the silver screen in the 80s and 90s with cult films such as Mr India, Chaalbaaz, Chandni, Moondram Pirai/Sadma, Ladlaa and English Vinglish. Her last released film was Mom (2017).

Sridevi was nominated for 10 Filmfare Awards and won five. She conferred India's fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri, in 2013. She was glamorous and gorgeous, and even hours before her death, fans noted that she looked more stunning than ever as she posed for pictures at the family wedding.

Post her marriage to Bollywood film producer Boney Kapoor in 1997, she took a hiatus from films. Her stardom was well deserved. Her body will be flown over to India on Monday before last rites are performed.

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