:: Peoples Time Online ::
Bollywood’s veteran actress, Sridevi, breathed her last today, on February 25, 2018, in Dubai. Sridevi passed away on Saturday night after a cardiac arrest. She was 54. She was reportedly with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi at the time of death.
Sridevi’s brother in law Sanjay Kapoor confirmed the news to The Indian Express. Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi were in Dubai to attend a family wedding. Elder daughter Janhvi is in Mumbai for a film shooting. At this hour, well wishers are rushing to Sridevi’s house in Mumbai to be by Janhvi’s side.
Not many in the audience that watched this wisp of a girl play ‘Lord Muruga’ would have wagered that this lass with luminous, bright eyes and a prominent nose would one day become the toast of not just South Indian cinema, but Bollywood as well.
Sridevi performed as a child artist in a number of films, but landed her first significant role in a Hindi remake of the Malayalam hit Chattakari. Titled Julie and directed by veteran director KS Sethumadhavan, the film saw Sridevi cast as the heroine Lakshmi’s nubile younger sister.
But the biggest challenge of her fledgling career came to her in the Tamil film Moondru Mudichu, directed by star maker and the man with the Midas touch – K Balachander. As a thirteen-year-old, she was saddled with the role of the wife of an aging widower (played by Calcutta Viswanathan) and the stepmother of Rajinikanth.