Sridevi, first female superstar of Bollywood, dies of cardiac arrest

The actor was in Dubai for a family wedding

Entertainment Desk February 24, 2018

Bollywood diva Sridevi passed away in Dubai on Saturday following a cardiac arrest, reported Filmfare. She was 54.

Sridevi’s brother-in-law Anil Kapoor, who worked with her in hits like Mr. India, too came for the do with his wife Sunita. PHOTO: PUBLICITY Sridevi’s brother-in-law Anil Kapoor, who worked with her in hits like Mr. India, too came for the do with his wife Sunita. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

The first female superstar of Bollywood was reportedly with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi at the time of death. Sridevi along with her family were in UAE to attend the wedding ceremony of nephew Mohit Marwah.

Bollywood actor Sridevi will light the lamp at the opening ceremony. PHOTO: FILE Bollywood actor Sridevi. PHOTO: THE INDIAN EXPRESS

“Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away. I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai. It happened roughly around 11.00-11.30. I don’t know more details yet,” Sanjay confirmed the news to The Indian Express.

Bollywood insiders are already appreciating Jhanvi's talent PHOTO: NOTCHMAGAZINE Bollywood insiders are already appreciating Jhanvi's talentPHOTO: NOTCHMAGAZINE

Currently, well wishers are rushing to Sridevi’s house in Mumbai to be by her elder daughter Janhvi’s side who couldn’t be in Dubai due to her shooting schedule.


Sridevi was last seen in Sajal Aly and Adnan Siddiqui’s Bollywood debut, Mom, which also started Akshaye Khanna and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, Sridevi had worked in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films before entering Bollywood. She had started her career as a child artiste, and grew up to be one of the biggest female stars India ever had. The government of India awarded her Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour, in 2013.

The entire industry seems to be in mayhem and posted their condolences...

Priyanka was one of the first celebs to react to the shocking news:

Jaqueline Fernandes expressed her gloom too:

As did many other media titans...


Saakshi gulati | 4 years ago | Reply Sridevi ji was pass as hue please please please please don't leave shattered like this please come back
Khalid Javaid | 4 years ago | Reply If past memories are assets, then Sri Devi was one of the most precious memories of our younger years. With her spontaneous acting, robust & vivacious personality, she romantically influenced the generations of who grew up in the 80's & 90's. A great loss reminiscent of the quote' " fairest of things have fleetest end".
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