Bollywood icon Sri Devi passes away | Pakistan Today

Bollywood icon Sri Devi passes away

DUBAI: Veteran Bollywood actor Sridevi died late on Saturday in Dubai at the age of 54. According to reports, the late actress’s brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor, confirmed the news of her death adding that her husband, producer Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi Kapoor were present at the time of her death.

“Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here, 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 Kapoor was quoted as saying.

Latest reports claim that the actress was in her hotel bathroom when she collapsed and was subsequently rushed to the hospital. Her body is still in Dubai and the Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri Suri told media that Dubai Police were engaged in preparing the forensic report and “As soon as they finish the local government’s formalities, we will provide documents from our side, which is death certificate and cancellation of passport.”

Business tycoon Anil Ambani has also reportedly offered to fly the Bollywood legend’s remains back to India on his private jet from Dubai.

The entire Kapoor clan including Sridevi, Boney Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor were present in Dubai for a family wedding which took place last week. However, the rest of the family had left and Sri Devi was in Dubai with her husband and daughter.

Sri Devi sudden and untimely death has left Bollywood in shock and condolences poured in from all over the world. Bollywood stars took to social media to express their feelings.

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Born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, Sridevi worked in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films before entering the Bollywood film industry. She started acting in the late 1960s, but her performance in Malayalam film Poombata (1971) won her the state award for best child artist.

Sridevi made her Bollywood debut as a child artist in Julie and her first adult role was at the age of 13 in Tamil film Moondru Mudichu (1976). Sridevi went on to become one of the biggest female stars India ever had. The government of India awarded her Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour, in 2013.

Her most remarkable films include Sadma, Chandni, Himmatwala, ChaalBaaz, Mr India, Nagina, Mawali, Tohfa and Gumrah among others. She was last seen in Mom with Pakistani actors Sajal Aly and Adnan Siddique.

However, according to the Times of India, Sridevi will be making a cameo in Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film, Zero. The actor will be playing herself and will be sharing the screen with SRK, Alia Bhatt and Karishma Kapoor.

Sridevi is survived by her husband, Boney Kapoor and two daughters, Janhvi and Khushi. She was Boney’s second wife. Her elder daughter Janhvi is set to make her Bollywood debut this year with Karan Johar’s directorial Dhadak.

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3 Comments

  1. AKWA said:

    Now time to answer Allah SHT was this world worth or the life hereafter

  2. PARVEEN SHAIKH said:

    very very sad to hear about the death of my all time favorite actress shreedeviji. she was my icon and is the one i always use to follow her every moves to become like her.

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