Prominent figures mourn death of Sridevi

ANI | Updated: Feb 25, 2018 18:23 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 25 (ANI): The sudden demise of veteran actress Sridevi, prompted an outpouring of affection from prominent figures across the country.

Joint by many, Sudhir Mishra an Indian film director and screenwriter, also grieved the death of Sridevi.

Sudhir Mishra said,"Sridevi was an ideal cinema actor. She had the capability to hold the responsibility of the entire movie on her shoulders. She could easily adapt herself to any kind of role that wAS given to her in a movie. Her demise is not only a loss for Bollywood but for the entire country."

He further told ANI that Sridevi was an icon and he is speechless over the untimely demise of the actress.

Johhny Lever, famous noted actor and comedian in Hindi cinema, tweeted, "Had met #Sridevi ji last month at the Mumbai Police show, and like always she had a beautiful smile on her face and we spoke in our mother tongue Telugu...A great actress and a lovely person, she will be deeply missed. #RIP (sic)"

The actor died late on Saturday in Dubai after a cardiac arrest, while travelling to the city to attend a family wedding.

After acting in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films; she made her Bollywood debut in 1975's Julie. While landing her first starring role in the 1979 drama 'Solva Sawan'; she went on to star in a string commercial successes, including Himmatwala (1983) - which cemented her place as one of Bollywood's top stars, Mawaali (1983), Maqsad (1984), and Waqt Ki Awaz (1988).

Raj Babbar, Hindi and Punjabi film actor and politician belonging to Indian National Congress, tweeted, "Deeply shocked at the untimely demise of #Sridevi ji. She was one of India's finest - a very natural actor who excelled in every role she did. A rare combination of talent & charm. May her soul rest in peace (sic)."

Meanwhile, Fans have gathered outside the residence of Sridevi in Andheri. One of her fans said, "We are shocked and still cannot believe the news of her death. Very saddened and pained by her demise. Her acting skills were remarkable."(ANI)