Shatrughan Sinha, Paresh Rawal laud Jayalalithaa's magnetic personality

| Updated: Dec 06, 2016 20:23 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 6 (ANI): Actors turned politicians Paresh Rawal and Shatrughan Sinha expressed their heartfelt condolences on the demise of Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa today. Applauding her uniqueness, Lok Sabha MP Paresh Rawal talked about the bond Jayalalithaa shared with the people. "She was a great woman, a great leader; seldom does one find such a leader. The connect which she had with people can be seen in their tears," Rawal told ANI. Rajya Sabha MP Shatrughan Sinha appreciated Jayalalithaa's magnanimous personality and will power to achieve things. "Jayalalithaa was an iron lady, magnetic lady, hypnotic lady, heroine of India. The pain is even more because she belonged to the same industry as ours i.e. film industry. She was a role-model, who, after stepping out of the film industry, established herself in the political arena with her hardwork and struggle," he told ANI. "She proved that if one has determination, commitment and passion, then he can attain great heights" he added. The Rajya Sabha MP also pointed out her down-to-earth attitude. "In spite of being popular and powerful, she was kind and polite. She took over the role of Amma and played it responsibly," he said. Admiring her dedication as an actor, he said, "At every stage of her career, she worked hard and paved her way to success." "Jayalalithaa is irreplaceable and it is difficult to find one like her in past or future," he said. Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes to Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall, where her mortal remains are kept. The funeral ceremony of Jayalalithaa will take place today at 4.30 p.m. at MGR Hall, Marina Beach. Many eminent personalities from the political fraternity will be attending her last rites including Union Minister Venkaiah Nadu, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and former prime minister H. D. Deve Gowda. Jayalalithaa breathed her last yesterday night after suffering a cardiac arrest. (ANI)
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