Bollywood diva Sridevi passed away in Dubai on Saturday following a cardiac arrest, reported Filmfare. She was 54.
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.
“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.
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:
I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
Jaqueline Fernandes expressed her gloom too:
An absolute icon. Gone too soon, #Sridevi. Too soon...— Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) February 24, 2018
As did many other media titans...
I just heard Ma’am Sridevi passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest. I am in shock...cant stop crying...— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) February 24, 2018
Terrible terrible news.... Am shocked beyond words. SRIDEVI ji No More ... 🙏🏽 RIP— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) February 24, 2018
Shocked and devastated. An amazing talent and my favourite performer passes on. A tremendous loss to the industry.— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) February 24, 2018
“Bijli giraane main hoon aayi, kehte hain mujhko hawa Hawaii” RIP dear #Sridevi. pic.twitter.com/nBrhmAlPlz
The loss of #Sridevi is a big deal for Bollywood but also an entire generation, like mine, that grew up with her movies. She went supernova in the 80s. She had charm, personality, wit and range. MR INDIA remains a classic. So sad that she passed so young.— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) February 24, 2018
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