The actress, 54, died late on Saturday in Dubai after suffering a heart attack.
Twitter reels as news of Sridevi's shock demise hits the Indian film industry
Mumbai - 25 Feb 2018 11:58 IST
Updated : 20:11 IST
The Hindi and Southern film industries woke up on Sunday to the shocking news of actress Sridevi's death.
Sridevi, 54, died late on Saturday night of a heart attack in Dubai where the family, bar older daughter Jahnvi Kapoor, had gone to attend the wedding of her nephew, Mohit Marwah. After the wedding, Sridevi and younger daughter Khushi had stayed on in the Gulf emirate.
Artistes, filmmakers and musicians were soon mourning the loss of Sridevi on the microblogging site Twitter.
Priyanka Chopra was among the earliest to tweet about the sudden death of the actress. The Quantico actress seemed lost for words, an emotion several in the industry identified with.
I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
Tamil actor Siddharth joined the several mourning the loss,
Even the current generation of artistes was unable to digest the news.
An icon,legend and superstar actor who was a big inspiration for me. Really shocked with this news. She was always so nice and encouraging. RIP srideviji. Prayers pic.twitter.com/IGoQlD6Txy— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) February 25, 2018
Someone say this isn’t true ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ#Sridevi— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) February 24, 2018
Absolutely devastating news!!!!!!! The sudden passing of #Sridevi ji is so tragic! Worst worst horrible news.. One of #Bollywood ‘s brightest fires.. icon of an era, queen of hearts & an artist beyond compare! Deepest condolences to the family ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¿ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¿ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¿ https://t.co/zlkvFC4Aul— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) February 24, 2018
An absolute icon. Gone too soon, #Sridevi. Too soon...— Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) February 24, 2018
Shocking and unbelievable !!! Can’t come to terms with the fact tht #Sridevi ma’am is no more ... Deeply saddened ! R.I.P— Zareen Khan (@zareen_khan) February 24, 2018
A veteran of Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, and Malayalam cinema, Sridevi was known for her ability to blend natural charm with unique expressions. She remains one of the most powerful female stars to bridge the Northern and Southern film industries with ease.
Having taken a break from films in 1995 to beget and raise her children, Sridevi returned to cinema with Gauri Shinde's English Vinglish in 2012.
Even politician Milind Deora joined his friends from the industry in mourning the loss.
Deeply saddened to learn about @SrideviBKapoor’s untimely death. She was talented beyond measure & was a close friend of my wife’s family. My profound condolences to @BoneyKapoor & his daughters. I pray to god that they summon the strength to bear this tragic loss #Sridevi— Milind Deora (@milinddeora) February 24, 2018
Absolutely devastated to hear about the passing of #Sridevi. What a dark black terrible moment in time. Gutted.— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) February 24, 2018
Actor Farhan Akhtar reminisced about his first job in the industry, in a Sridevi film, Lamhe (1992). The actress had won the Filmfare award for Best Actress for her performance in the Yash Chopra film.
My first job in 1990 was on ‘Lamhe’ and this song ‘Megha re Megha’ was the very first time I saw… https://t.co/icXpXxLbj6— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) February 25, 2018
Rishi Kapoor, who co-starred with Sridevi in some iconic films like Nagina (1986) and Chandni (1989), was also shocked by the sudden demise of the actress.
Woken up to this tragic news. Absolute shock. Sad. Heartfelt condolences to Boney and their two daughters!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) February 25, 2018
Another former co-star, Amitabh Bachchan, remained uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter. A notorious insomniac, the actor did not tweet any news about her death but left a mysterious message for followers to analyse on their own.
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Sridevi is survived by her husband, Boney Kapoor, and daughters Jahnvi and Khushi Kapoor.