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Sridevi’s death: Dubai prosecutor closes case, body handed over

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Indian actress Sridevi Kapoor drowned in her bathtub after losing consciousness and the case had been closed after investigation, Dubai Prosecutor’s office said. The body was handed over to her bereaved family.

No foul play was apparently suspected by the investigators leading to closure of the case

A tweet from the official feed of the Government of Dubai Media Office read: “The Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Emirate of Dubai has decided to hand over the body of Indian actress Sridevi Kapoor to her relatives on Tuesday after the investigation of her death and the closure of the incident.”

“The decision to release the body came after all the investigations and procedural matters followed in such incidents were completed, in order to determine all its circumstances and ensure that justice was done within the framework of the law,” the tweet read.

In another tweet, Dubai Public Prosecutor said that “as per the forensic report, the death of the Indian actress occurred due to accidental drowning following loss of consciousness. The case has now been closed.”

On Saturday evening, Sridevi drowned in the bathtub of room number 2201 at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel here.

The Dubai Police had also recorded the statement of Sridevi’s producer husband Boney Kapoor.

Sources told Gulf News that the filmmaker was called to the Bur Dubai police station for questioning. The police took his statement after which he was allowed to return to his hotel.

Actor Arjun Kapoor, step-son of Sridevi, on Tuesday flew to Dubai to “be with his father at the hotel”.

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Sridevi’s body released for embalming

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The body of Bollywood actress Sridevi, who died in her hotel room on Saturday, has been released for the procedure of embalming, says a report from Consulate General of India, Dubai.

“Dubai Police has handed over the Consulate and the family members letters for the release of the mortal remains of the Indian cinema icon Sridevi Boney Kapoor so that they can proceed for embalming,” read a tweet from the official page of Consulate General of India, Dubai.

On Saturday evening, Sridevi drowned in the bathtub of room number 2201 at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel here.

The official Twitter account of Dubai Police on Monday dropped the word “accidental” from the actress’ death case. Earlier, the forensic report cover letter had said the reason for death was “accidental drowning.”

The Dubai Public Prosecution has started an investigation into the death of Sridevi.

Sources at the Dubai Police informed Khaleej Times that the Public Prosecution will conduct further investigations with regard to circumstances that led to the 54-year-old actress’s “drowning” after losing consciousness.

The Dubai Media Office tweeted: “Dubai police assert that the case file was forwarded to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Dubai to take the necessary legal action in accordance with such cases.” At 6 p.m., Monday, the case was still referred to the public prosecution for further investigation.”

The Dubai Police had also recorded the statement of Sridevi’s producer husband Boney Kapoor.

Sources told Gulf News that the filmmaker was called to the Bur Dubai police station for questioning. The police took his statement after which he was allowed to return to his hotel.

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Make-up artist from UAE wedding reveals Sridevi’s last moments

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Subhash Shinde, who did Sridevi’s make-up at actor Mohit Marwahs marriage in Dubai last week, says the late actress had “so much warmth and positivity” and always treated everyone, including make-up artistes, present on a film’s set like a family.

Sridevi was 54 when she passed away in Dubai late on Saturday night.

“I still cannot believe she is no more. I was there in Dubai with her for her make-up at Mohit Marwah’s (her nephew) marriage. She was looking so pretty, happy and bright as ever. I came back two days ago, and on Saturday late night the news started coming in (about her death). I am still in shock,” Shinde told IANS.

“She was one of the icons with so much warmth and positivity. I started working with her after ‘English Vinglish’ released (2012). She always treated, all of us, whether make-up artistes, dress people, everyone… like a family. We were one unit.”

Shinde said she would ask him if he ate on time and how his family was doing.

Sridevi was also a painter.

“She had a great sense of colours and shades. There is an art of combining shades that complement the entire attire. She knew it right, I rather learnt it from her. She had a strong sense of aesthetics,” said Shinde.

Sharing another interesting thing about the star, he said: “…The colour, ornaments, even the size of her bindi, she had an eye for detailing.”

The make-up artiste worked with Sridevi in films “Puli” and “Mom”.

According to him, the actress was very cooperative and patient during her make-up sessions.

“I remember during ‘Puli’, she was supposed to wear heavy make-up. She never threw any tantrums, was always patient and cooperative with us even though the process would be time-consuming,” recalled Shinde.

“I won’t say she was a perfectionist, but the fact is that she exemplifies excellence; that comes with perfection. So yes, perfection is the word to define it.”

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Sridevi has been pretty much a very unhappy woman: Ram Gopal Varma

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Filmamker Ram Gopal Varma, who directed Sridevi in films like “Great Robbery”, “Govindhaa … Govindhaa…” and “Hairaan”, says that the late actress has been a “very unhappy woman” and her life was a “classic case of how each person’s actual life is completely different from how the world perceives it”.

Sridevi, 54, died on Saturday in a Dubai hotel bathroom. The autopsy report called it an “accidental drowning” in the bathtub.

In a personal note on her, Varma says that she was the most desirable woman and the biggest super star of the country but that’s’just a part of the story.

He wrote: “For many, Sridevi’s life was perfect. Beautiful face, great talent, seemingly stable family with two beautiful daughters. From outside everything looked so enviable and desirable… But was Sridevi a very happy person and did she lead a very happy life?”

Varma says that he was aware about her life from the time he first met her for his film “”Shana Kshanam.”

“I saw with my own eyes how her life was like a bird in the sky till her father’s death and then became like a bird in a cage due to her overprotective mother. In those days, actors used to be only paid in mostly black money and due to fear of tax raids her father used to trust friends and relatives who all betrayed her the moment the father died,” he wrote.

“Coupled with this the ignorant mother made many wrong investments in litigated properties and all those mistakes combined made her penny-less by the time Boney Kapoor came into her life. Boney himself was in huge debt,” he said.

Once the mother died, he added, her younger sister Shri Latha eloped and got married to their neighbours son.”

He said that before dying, the mother had put all properties in Sridevi’s name. “But her sister put a case on her demanding half the property claiming that her mother was insane and not in her senses when she signed the will due to the brain surgery…So in effect the woman desired by millions in the world was all alone in the world except for one Boney,” added Verma.

Verma said that except for a short glimmer of ‘English Vinglish’ (her comeback film), Sridevi had been pretty much very unhappy. “She went through so much in her life and due to her early career entry, life never gave her time to grow up at a normal pace,” he said.

“More than the external peace, her internal mental state was of a high degree of concern and this caused her to look at her own self. She was the most beautiful woman for so many people. But did she think she was beautiful?, the filmmaker asked rhetorically.

For the filmmaker, Sridevi “always came across as very shy, insecure and low on confidence.”

He said that she was “panicky about anybody knowing what her psychological insecurities were.” She was “very uptight, who built a psychological wall around her” as she was scared of anybody to really see what’s going on within her.

“Not because of her fault, but because she was thrust with fame from a very young age that never gave her a chance to be independant and be what she could really be and really wanted to be. She had to put on the make up and be somebody else not just infront of the camera, but also behind the camera,” he said.

Varma says that she was scared whether her daughters — elder one Janhvi who is set to make her Bollywood debut with “Dhadak” and younger one Khushi, would be accepted

“I could see in her eyes the pain she was going through deep inside her and that’s because she is actually a child trapped in a woman’s body…she is naive as a person, but suspicious because of her bitter experiences, which is not a very good combination…,” he said.

“Coming to her death, it is most likely a combination of heart stroke induced accidental drowning death in the tub. But medications might have played a huge role,” added Verma.

He also states that many suicides and accidental deaths happen after big parties or weddings.

“That’s because people with depression and insecurities can’t understand why the whole world is so happy and enjoying, but they are not able to feel the happiness inspite of all the glitter and spotlight. That reminds them that they are deeply sad and that there is nothing wrong with the world and the fault is with just them that they are not able to feel anything,” said the filmmaker.

“Some people who are very deeply depressed commit suicide. Others, just to control their depression and anxiety, take extra pills not knowing that it can be dangerous in certain doses and conditions,” he added

“Keeping the speculations on her death aside and coming back to the point of her life, I generally don’t say ‘Rest In Peace’ after people die, but in her case I want to really say it because I very strongly believe that she would finally and really rest in peace now for the first time in her life,
or shall I say death?”

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Top Heroine fell sick after knowing Sridevi death news

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Entire country has been shocked by Sridevi’s sudden death. As soon as the news of her death came on Saturday night, there was a wave of grief across the country. Country mourned for her death. Here is the news that, this top bollywood actress fell sick after hearing this shocking news. It is none other than Kangana ranaut.

Kangana Ranaut, who always thought Sridevi as her icon in life, was so shocked by this sad news. Kangana Ranaut is currently shooting for her upcoming film Manikarnika in Bikaner. She got so depressed after hearing this sad news that she could not join the shooting on Sunday. Because of depression, she got high fever and she had to take a break from the shooting.

Kangana acted in Telugu film “Ek Niranjan” with Prabhas and currently doing Manikarnika in the direction of Krish.

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Sridevi death case updates from Dubai

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Feb 27th 04:39PM IST :

Sridevi’s body leaves for the airport.

Feb 27th 03:59PM IST :

Dubai Media Office has shared a series of tweets informing that Dubai Public Prosecution has approved the release of the body of Sridevi to her family following the completion of a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of her death.

Feb 27th 03:34PM IST :

Sridevi’s body has left the morgue at Dubai Police Headquarters and is on its way to reach the embalming unit in Muhaisna. The body has been handed over by the officials to the family members.

Feb 27th 03:04PM IST :

Indian Consulate officials and family members have arrived at the morgue to collect Sridevi’s body. An ambulance can be seen waiting to take the body.

Feb 27th 02:27PM IST :

Dubai Police has handed over the Indian Consulate and the family members of Boney Kapoor the letters for the release of the mortal remains of the Indian cinema icon Sridevi Boney Kapoor. The body can now proceed for embalming.

Feb 27th 01:45PM IST :

Two members from Sridevi’s family and three representatives from the Indian Consulate in Dubai were spotted at the station.

It was also told that they have been at the station since 8am (GST) this morning. Both family members and consulate officials left the station approximately at 11.30 am (GST). Sources confirmed to Khaleej Times that the permission to release the body was not yet received as Dubai Police is still awaiting permissions from the Dubai Public Prosecution, which is continuing the legal procedures.

Feb 27th 01:15PM IST :

Arjun Kapoor has left for Dubai today morning to be with his father at the hotel while formalities are being completed. He will be around to oversee the return journey, said a PR from Yash Raj Films, according to an ANI tweet.

Feb 27th 11:20AM IST :

Indian Consulate officials and family members of Boney Kapoor and Sridevi are waiting to receive a clearance letter from the Dubai Public Prosecution.

Feb 27th 10:00AM IST :

Today is the third day after Sridevi’s death and her body is still in the mortuary in Dubai. Dubai Police has moved the case to Dubai Public Prosecutor and it needs clearance before being taken to the embalming unit in Muhaisna.

Feb 27th 2:30AM IST :

Dubai Police called in Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor to a local police station for investigation. Police took his statement and sent him back to his hotel room.

Feb 26th 11:00PM IST :

Indian diplomatic officials told they are trying their best to get all approvals so that the body is repatriated later tonight.

However, they were unable to provide a definite time for the repatriation of the body.

Source : Gulf News

In a shocking new twist to her sudden end, it has been revealed that Indian actress Sridevi died due to ‘accidental drowning’ in her hotel here before her surprise dinner date with husband and film producer Boney Kapoor. The revelation has led to delay in repatriation of her body back home in India.

A day after media reported that she had died following cardiac arrest on Saturday night, a Dubai Police forensic report stated that the 54-year-old had passed away due to accidental drowning in the bathtub in her hotel room here.

Dubai Police has transferred the case to Dubai Public Prosecution, which will carry out regular legal procedures followed in such cases.

Another twist came with the mention in the forensic report of traces of alcohol in her blood — with some media reports claiming that it was found to have been at “elevated levels”.

Sharing the image of the forensic report, Gulf News stated that Sridevi, who had traces of alcohol in her blood, lost balance and fell into the bathtub and drowned.

According to khaleejtimes.com, her body will soon be moved to the Al Muhaisana embalming unit and will be repatriated to Mumbai — where India’s top stars and her legions of fans are waiting to have a glimpse of the mortal remains of their “Chandni” star.

According to a post on the official Dubai Media Office Twitter handle, Dubai Police has transferred the case to Dubai Public Prosecution, which will carry out regular legal procedures that are followed in such cases.

“The investigation is still going on to determine the circumstances surrounding the accident as the forensic report only says that she drowned,” an official told Gulf News.

The police are trying to piece together the sequence of events and ascertain what exactly happened.

A chief prosecutor told Gulf News: “In such accidental death incidents, the results of the post-mortem and forensic examination reports are referred to the Public Prosecution as part of ordinary law enforcement procedures. The papers are revised by the prosecutors of the jurisdiction where the incident happened. An official order to hand over the body of the deceased to the family or relatives is issued shortly after that.”

Experts feel this could further delay the return of the body and that could reschedule her last rites.

Earlier reports said that the actress was getting ready for a dinner date with her husband.

Boney flew to Dubai from Mumbai and went to her room at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel at around 5.30 p.m. on Saturday to “surprise” her with the dinner, a source close to the family told the Khaleej Times.

He woke her up and the couple chatted for about 15 minutes before he invited her for dinner.

The “Mom” star then went to the washroom. After 15 minutes had passed and Sridevi did not come out, Boney knocked on the door to check on her. When he got no response, he forced open the door to find the legendary actor lying motionless in the bathtub full of water, the source said.

“He tried to revive her and when he could not, he called a friend of his. After that, he informed the police at 9 p.m.,” he added.

The police and paramedics rushed to the site, but she was pronounced dead.

Her body was taken to the General Department of Forensic Medicine for an autopsy.

Sridevi, Boney, and their younger daughter Khushi Kapoor were in Ras Al Khaimah, another part of UAE, last week to celebrate the wedding of her actor-nephew Mohit Marwah.

Boney had returned to Mumbai after the wedding, but decided to return to Dubai to “surprise” his wife.

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All Time Best Songs of Sridevi in her Film Career!

The timeless beauty Sridevi might be obviously noticed for her stunning looks and divine aura but there is a hidden chirpy nature in her which is quite special to many. Her comedy timing coupled with glamour was a treat to watch always. Her graceful dance moves in particular are worth to die for. She will always be remembered for some of the greatest ever songs not just in Telugu but also in competitive film industry Bollywood. Telugu360 brings you some of those best songs of Sridevi which made her immortal when Cinema is concerned!

Sirimalle Poova- Padaharella Vayasu : This song is all about the vulnerable teenage stage where an innocent woman dreams of her beloved and knight in shining armour. Her sweet expressions, tremendous grace and eye popping natural beauty is the highlight of this song.

Naa Kallu Chebuthunnayi- Premabhishekam : Sridevi’s brilliant dance moves matching with senior actor ANR is quite a treat to watch. This song showcased Sridevi as the glamorous star who has no match in female leads!

Aaku Chaatu – Adavi Ramudu : Sridevi brought life to the female lead in rain phenomenon which was quite in vogue with Bollywood. Smitha Patil just did the song Aaj Rapat Jaaye with Amitabh and Aaku Chatu is no less in terms of commercial glamour, Sridevi’s timely steps with Sr.NTR! Her white saree rainy look was a heartthrob to all!

Velluvocchi Godaramma- Devatha : Sridevi’s heights of glamour has been witnessed in this song opposite Sobhan Babu. The song became so popular that it was remade in Hindi version Himmatwala opposite Jitendra.

Kanne Pillavani- Akali Rajyam : This song speaks of spontaneity, style and the classy avatar of Sridevi with Kamal Hassan. This pair has been given many accolades for their natural style and histrionics. It was like a whiff of fresh air to watch Sridevi clad in cotton sarees!

Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le- Sadma : A beautiful song which speaks of living life to the fullest. This is an all time classic and Sridevi’s portrayal as the innocent mentally challenged girl can always be remembered. She gave a tough competition to a talented actor like Kamal Hasan.

Snake Song- Nagin : Sridevi’s antagonistic chemistry with Amrish Puri started with this song and her moves as a snake were worth watching. She put Bollywood by shock with her confidence levels and tremendous glamour.

Hawa Hawaii- Mr.India : While every song in this movie is a gem, this song is well known for Sridevi’s unleashing of the diva in her. Clad in golden dress and high heels, she became the Marylin Monroe of Hindi Films!

Naa Jaane Kaha Se Aayi Hain- Chaalbaaz : The mass element of Sridevi is must seen in this song and she dominates Sunny Deol out and out!! The glassy coats, transparent umbrella was brought to vogue those days.

Mere Haathon Mein- Chandni: This song was a wedding anthem for years to come and for every young girl, it was a dream to become like Sridevi in Chandni. Not to forget her white salwars in this film throughout!!

Andaalalo Aho Mahodayam- Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari: Sridevi showed what a divine woman could look like with her stunning costumes and aura. Her graceful dance moves in this song with an air of dreaminess is mesmerizing.

Swathi Chinuku – Akhari Poratam: Rain and Sridevi is an eternal combination and this song is one among it. Sridevi is indeed the hero of this film where she is even spotted holding a Rambo like gun in the climax and fighting off the goons!

Ko ante Koti- Kshana Kshanam: RGV has immense admiration for Sridevi and this song speaks for it. Sung by herself, the song has a childlike nature of her which was showcased perfectly. She undoubtedly looks classy and stunning in various stylish costumes for this song!

Amma Brahmadevudo- Govinda Govinda: This song apparently is an attempt to describe Sridevi’s beauty and Sirivennela Sitaramasastry’s lyrics “Poola Rekkalu.. Konni Thene Chukkalu.. Rangaristivo Ila Bomma Chestivo” are self explanatory!

Navraji Mahi- English Vinglish: If Sridevi is doing a second innings, it happens in style! In this song she just does a few dance moves and they are enough for us to get the heart skip a beat! It was perhaps the first time a female lead getting whistles and applaud for a mass moment in theatres!

Sridevi might have left us but her work will continue to inspire people for years to come- as long as Art and Cinema exist!

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Sridevi was Aloof in her Last Days?

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Bollywood’s darling diva and South India’s glamorous actress Sridevi died in mysterious circumstances yesterday and it has been leading to lot of uncomfortable questions. With no history of cardiac arrest, how did she collapse all of a sudden with no reason at all? While some sources say Sridevi was spotted by her husband Bony Kapoor in the hotel room, other sources say that she was alone in the room and spotted only by the hotel waiter.

On the light of her last rites happening today at her residence in Mumbai, more shocking revelations are happening. The latest sources say Sridevi has been aloof for nearly two days before her demise. She locked herself up in the room and was supposed to go for a family dinner on the night she died.

This bring up even more uncomfortable yet important questions on what really caused her death. Was it because of peer pressure or was she facing loneliness which led her keep even away from family? Only time can answer all such questions!

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Sridevi’s Last Rites today in Mumbai

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The multi talented actress and diva Sridevi died out of cardiac arrest yesterday which left everyone into a deep state of shock and grief. Her family and entire country is unable to believe that she had to go too soon. While investigations are going on in one side about the actual reason of her death, the latest updates say her last rites will commence today in Mumbai.

Speaking of the cause for cardiac arrest, Sridevi’s family confirmed saying she never had a history of heart ailments. Her body will be brought to India by a private jet arranged by Reliance’s Anil Ambani.
Her death will surely leave a biggest void in every Indian film goer’s heart because she had been planning quite well on her second innings in the world of acting.

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Who Spotted Sridevi Unconscious?

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The untimely death of Bollywood diva Sridevi has left the entire Indian film fraternity into a deep state of shock. The sources earlier said that it was her husband Boney Kapoor who spotted her unconscious in the hotel room bathtub but the latest investigations reveal something contrasting and mysterious.

Apparently, Sridevi has asked for water to room service and the hotel staff member reached the room in 15 minutes. But when after repeated doorbells left him unresponsive, he had to open the door forcibly and find Sridevi motionless. However, the staff could feel a pulse.

Sridevi has visited Dubai to attend an auction of her paintings and also a family wedding. Boney Kapoor and her daughter joined her to surprise her and this tragic demise happened.

Now, many questions are being raised about the reasons behind her death. Was it extreme stress which causes cardiac arrest? The post mortem reports might reveal something more soon. The forensic reports are to be revealed after which her body will be traveled back to her residence in Mumbai.

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Sridevi’s body to be brought back in Anil Ambani’s aircraft

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In a moving gesture, Indian industrial magnate Anil Ambani has sent an aircraft to Dubai to bring back Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor’s body to India later on Sunday, sources said.

The 13-seater private jet, (Embraer-135BJ) belonging to Reliance Transport & Travel Ltd, left Mumbai for Dubai around 1.30 pm on Sunday.

“It is expected to return with the body and the immediate bereaved family members late tonight,” the sources added.

The funeral is likely to take place on Monday, although there is no word from the family on this so far.

Sridevi, 54, passed away in Dubai late on Saturday night, plunging the entire country into a pall of gloom as her fans and admirers expressed shock and disbelief.

The actress breathed her last on Saturday night at around 11 p.m following cardiac arrest. She was rushed to the nearby Rashid Hospital but pronounced dead on admission.

Sridevi was in Dubai to attend the marriage function of actress Sonam Kapoor’s cousin Mohit Marwah, along with husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi.

The actress is remembered for her performance is some of the iconic Bollywood films like “Mr. India”, “Nagina”, “Sadma”, “ChalBaaz”, “Chandni”, “Khuda Gawah”, among many others in different Indian languages.

The Padma Shri recipient, who made a comeback to Bollywood in 2012 with “English Vinglish” after a long break of 15 years, was last seen in “Mom” in 2017.

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Sridevi’s last film to release on 21st Dec 2018?

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The sudden demise of Sridevi has left the entire Indian film industry in shock. Many celebrities and others, including Prime minister and President of India expressing their grief. Sridevi passed away due to cardiac arrest in Dubai. She acted more than 260 films and out of them more than 70 movies in Hindi and more than 70 movies are in Tamil. In 2012, she started second innings after a 15 year long gap with Gauri Shinde’s movie ‘English Vinglish’ and that was a critical and commercial success. She was last seen in the movie ‘Mom’ which released in 2017.

Many thought “Mom” is her last film. However, according to reports, that will not be her last film as she would be seen in Anand L. Rai’s ‘Zero’ which stars Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.She has a cameo in this Shahrukh Khan starrer and interestingly, she’ll be seen playing herself i.e. she is playing the role of actress Sridevi in this movie.”Zero” film is scheduled to release on 21st Dec’2018.

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Ramgopal Varma on Sridevi’s death : I HATE GOD FOR KILLING SRIDEVI

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Director Ram Gopal Varma has expressed how he feels after knowing the news of Sridevi death. Here is text from his write-up on his Facebook account :

I have a habit of constantly dreaming and waking up every once in a while in the night to check out my cell phone and I suddenly saw a message that Sridevi is no more ..I thought that either it’s a nightmare or a hoax and I went back to sleep ..An hour later I woke up to check and there were around 50 messages informing me of the same

Back in the times when I was in engineering college in Vijayawada, I happened to see her first telugu film “padaharella vayasu”.. I was awestruck with her Beauty and I walked out of the theatre in a daze thinking that she cannot be a real person and she has to be some fantasy form who somehow has taken a human shape. Then I saw her various other films,all of which constantly created a higher bench mark of both her talent and her beauty ..To me she looked like some being who has come from some other world in the outer space as a favour to bless us for a little while for all the good we might have done in this world .

She was like a creation of God which he does whenever he is in a very special mood as a very very special gift to mankind. My journey to Sridevi started when I was preparing for my debut film ‘Shiva’. I used to walk from Nagarjuna’s office in Chennai to a neighbouring street where Sridevi used to live and I used to just stand and watch Sridevi’s house from outside her gate.

I just couldn’t believe that the goddess of beauty lives in that stupid looking house. I say stupid because I believed that no man made house deserved to house that beauty called SRIDEVI. I used to so desperately hope to catch a glimpse of her as she went in or out of her house. But sadly no such thing ever happened.

And then after ‘Shiva’ released and became a big hit,a producer came to me and asked if I was interested in doing a film with Sridevi. I said “Are you mad or what? I will die to just see her, let alone make a film with her!”He arranged a meeting with her and took me to meet her at that very same house where I used to stand outside the gate and stare. At night we went and as luck would have it there was a power cut in her house. so I was sitting in her living room in candle light along with the producer waiting for the angel to appear and my heart was thumping like mad.

Her mother told us she was busy packing as she was about to catch a flight to go to Mumbai. As we were waiting, every once in a while Sridevi was rapidly crossing the living room as she was moving from one room to another room in a rush to finish her packing even as she apologetically smiled at me for the delay. Everytime she was appearing and disappearing in a flash and the director in me started slow motioning her and running her backward and forward for my visual pleasure.

Finally she came and sat in the living room, just said a mandatory few lines that she would very much like to work with me and then she left for Mumbai. I continued talking to her mother with enormous respect and awe because she actually gave birth to Sridevi. I went back to my place feeling like I was in the seventh heaven. The way Sridevi sat in front of me in the candle light got imprinted in my mind like an exquisite painting and with her image completely filling both my mind and my heart I started writing Kshana Kshanam.

I wrote Kshana Kshanam with the one and only purpose so as to impress Sridevi. Kshana Kshanam was intended by me as a love letter to her. Throughout the making of Kshana Kshanam,I just couldn’t take my eyes off her charm, her beauty,her personality and her demeanour was a new discovery for me.

She had an invisible wall around her and she does not let anyone cross that. Behind that wall she maintains her dignity and her self-respect and she never lets anyone inside. Also during the course of working with her and observing her technique of acting I began to understand more and more as a director about the nuances of performances and characterizations because for me she formed the epitome of cinematic acting

Her popularity and stardom had to be seen to be believed. We were shooting for the climax in Nandyal for Kshana Kshanam and the whole town of Nandyal came to a standstill when they came to know that Sridevi was in town. Banks, Govt offices, Schools, Colleges everything in town closed as everyone wanted to see Sridevi.

She stayed in a traveller’s bungalow in Nandyal and at a little distance i was staying in another bungalow. There used to be a crowd of atleast 20,000 people around her bungalow throughout the night just staring at it. There were about 50 tough guys along with a 100 strong police force who used to continuously guard her.

When we were at location we used to know that Sridevi started from her bungalow to come to location because we used to see a column of dust travelling towards us from the distance. The dust was due to the thousands of people running behind her car. I have never seen more of a super star and now she just got extinguished

Sridevi is the most beautiful and the most sensuous woman,God ever created and I think he creates such exquisite pieces of art like her only once in a thousand years. Though she is no longer there, we her directors fortunately have her captured as a goddess of beauty in our cameras and our cinematic angel has now just become a divine angel

I thank God for creating Sridevi and I thank Louis Lumiere for creating the movie camera for giving us an opportunity to contain her forever. I still can’t believe that she is no more and I am lying in bed writing about my memories of her

I so hope I am still having a bad dream,but I know I am not
I hate Sridevi.
I hate her for making me realise that she too is finally only just a human being.
I hate that her heart too has to beat to live.
I hate that,she too has a heart which can just stop like anybody else’s.
I hate that I lived to see the messages informing me of her death
I hate God for killing her
And I hate Sridevi for dying .
I love you Sri wherever you are… and I will always love you.

——- Ram Gopal Varma

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Here’s why Sridevi is Irreplaceable in Indian Films

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Usually, the norm that female leads would flourish with just glamour goes around in film circles. While the heroes have to strive hard to look good, act good , fight and even dance good, it looks like the female leads have lesser say and if they have good looks- the job is 90% done. Thanks to today’s cosmetic revolution and color correction filters, even good looks is easier to get by (That’s another story altogether!).

We have witnessed actresses being embodiment of grace and performance in the black and white era but the childlike personality, chirpiness, and an amazing balance between stunning looks and performance was an unattainable dream. But one petite actress named Sridevi turned the tables in the 70s decade by not just achieving all this, and also surpassing it.

Her presence in Padaharella Vayasu song- Sirimalle Poova needs no explanation. While most of her contemporaries were laden in makeup, artificial appearances and flashy dresses, Sridevi looked like an angel in white half saree- becoming a role model for young women and heartthrob for men! The natural beauty she showcased in the film was a replica of rustic women of South Indian villages! Though Sridevi edged to umpteen glamorous roles later, there was an inevitable grace and poise associated with her which no other female lead (till date) could get to.

While Sridevi is best remembered for her obvious stunning looks, her inner talent was always sidelined. She was tremendously good in comedy timing (Kshana Kshanam is the best example!) and danced like a dream. It was a rare occasion to see a heroine display glamour so effortlessly and also be extremely comfortable in it- Sridevi did both these with perfection!

Sridevi is considered to have won more hearts with lesser skin show which proves time and again that- beauty is a personality, not just a bunch of good looks! Personality evolves with time and grows with experiences- Sridevi is a perfect example of it. She was a thorough professional when it came to acting, but also had a charming personality which kept her smile intact and express poise.

No matter how many beautiful actresses come and grace the world of Telugu Cinema, the mark made by Sridevi will be timeless and eternal. She has inspired generations of women who appreciate the childlike nature in them and evolve completely as a personality!

Sridevi also had that inner plea where she deserved to look beyond that charming smile and good looks. So, whenever you watch a Sridevi movie now as a tribute- watch her personality and attitude- and fall in love with her once again!

Telugu360 deeply regrets the loss of Sridevi and wishes her family lot of strength and support.

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Amithab’s premonition about Sridevi’s death ?

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India’s female superstar, Sridevi died last night after suffering a cardiac arrest in Dubai. But one tweet that is now shaking in social media is Big B Amithab’s tweet suggesting a sort of premonition about this incident. Much before the news of Sridevi’s death, Big B posted a tweet saying he was feeling uneasy, suggesting he had premonition about this shocking incident.

At 1:15am, Amithab Bachchan tweeted that he was feeling an “unusual unease”. He tweeted: “Na jaane kyun, ek ajeeb si ghabrahat ho rahi hai (Don’t know why, there’s a weird anxiety)”. Around 3am, reports started trickling in of Sridevi’s death due to cardiac arrest in Dubai.

Netizens were shocked with this coincidence. Some called it “weirdly correct tweet”, some termed it as “extreme premonition”. Some reminded similar incident that – when Amitabh was badly injured while shooting the film Coolie, actress Smita Patil has premonition about it. She phone called Amitabh before the accident and asked if he was ok because she was feeling weird.

Amithab acted with Sridevi in several movies like Khuda Gawa, Aakhree Raasta etc.

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Celebrities react to death of Sridevi

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Sridevi, India’s most popular actress , passed away in Dubai from a heart attack. Her husband, Boney Kapoor, and daughter Khushi were with her when she died, according to reports. Social media sites are being flooded with condolences, with many users expressing shock from untimely death of the legendary actress.

Here is a sampling of reactions : 

Film Industry Celebrities :

https://twitter.com/vennelakishore/status/967578536436424704

 

Politicians:

https://twitter.com/INCIndia/status/967573177810350081

Mayor of London

 

 

Fans & Other Celebrities :

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Legendary Actress Sridevi passed away

Breaking news : Legendary actress Sridevi ( 55 )  passed away with massive cardiac arrest in Dubai. Sridevi passing away is one of the saddest news that we have had to report. Our condolences to the bereaved family. Our heart goes out to her kids Janhvi and Khushi and husband Boney Kapoor.

Sridevi Telugu Filmography

1970 Maa Nanna Nirdoshi
1970 Agni Pareeksha
1971 Nenoo Manishine
1971 Naa Tammudu
1971 Shrimantudu
1972 Bharya Biddalu
1972 Badi Panthulu
1972 Bala Bharatam
1973 Bhakta Tukaram
1973 Marapurani Manishi
1973 Mallamma Katha
1975 Yashoda Krishna
1975 Ee Kalapu Pillalu
1975 Devudulaanti Manishi
1976 Anuragalu
1977 Bangarakka
1978 Padaharella Vayasu
1979 Bangaru Chellelu
1979 Burripalem Bolludu
1979 Karthika Deepam
1979 Muddula Koduku
1979 Vetagaadu
1979 Samajaniki Saval
1980 Aatagadu
1980 Chuttalunnaru Jagratta
1980 Kaksha
1980 Devudu Ichchina Koduku
1980 Gharana Donga
1980 Mama Allulla Saval
1980 Prema Kanuka
1980 Rowdy Ramudu Konte Krishnudu
1980 Sardar Papa Rayudu
1980 Gaja Donga
1980 Mosagadu
1981 Puli Bidda
1981 Bhoga Bhagyalu
1981 Aakali Rajyam
1981 Gharana Gangulu
1981 Gadasari Atta Sogasari Kodalu
1981 Guru Shishyulu
1981 Kondaveeti Simham
1981 Premabhishekam
1981 Rani Kasula Rangamma
1981 Illalu
1981 Satyam Shivam
1982 Aadi Vishnulu
1982 Trishulam
1982 Andagaadu
1982 Anuraga Devata
1982 Bangaaru Bhoomi
1982 Bangaaru Koduku
1982 Bobbili Puli
1982 Justice Chowdary
1982 Kalavari Samsaram
1982 Krisharjunulu
1982 Krishnavataram
1982 Bangaru Kanuka
1982 Vayyari Bhamalu Vagalamari Bhartalu
1982 Prema Nakshatram
1983 Adavi Simhalu
1983 Kirayi Kotigaadu
1983 Mundadugu
1983 Rama Rajyamlo Bheema Raju
1983 Ramudu Kadu Krishnudu
1983 Shri Ranganeetalu
1983 Oorantaa Sankranti
1983 Muddula Mogudu
1984 Babulugaadi Debba
1984 S.P. Bhayankar
1984 Kanchu Kagada
1984 Pachchani Kapuram
1984 Kode Trachu
1985 Vajrayudham
1985 Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulu
1986 Jayam Manade
1986 Khaidi Rudraiah
1987 Makutam Leni Maharaju
1988 Maa Oori Magaadu
1988 Maharajashri Mayagaadu
1989 Aakhari Poratam
1990 Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari
1991 Kshana Kshanam
1994 Govinda Govinda
1994 S.P.Parasuram

Sridevi Hindi Filmography

1975 Julie
1978 Solva Sawan
1983 Sadma
1983 Himmatwala
1983 Jaani Dost
1983 Justice Chaudhury
1983 Mawaali
1983 Kalakaar
1984 Jaag Utha Insan
1984 Akalmand
1984 Inquilaab
1984 Tohfa
1984 Maqsad
1984 Naya Kadam
1985 Sarfarosh
1985 Balidaan
1985 Masterji
1986 Nagina
1986 Ghar Sansar
1986 Aag Aur Shola
1986 Sultanat
1986 Dharm Adhikari
1986 Bhagwan Dada
1986 Aakhree Raasta
1986 Janbaaz
1986 Karma
1986 Suhaagan
1987 Watan Ke Rakhwale
1987 Jawab Hum Denge
1987 Aulad
1987 Nazrana
1987 Majaal
1987 Mr. India
1987 Himmat Aur Mehanat
1988 Sone Pe Suhaaga
1988 Sherni
1988 Ram-Avtar
1988 Waqt Ki Awaz
1989 Nigahen: Nagina Part II
1989 Main Tera Dushman
1989 Guru
1989 Joshilaay
1989 Gair Kanooni
1989 Chandni
1989 ChaalBaaz
1990 Pathar Ke Insan
1990 Nakabandi
1991 Farishtay
1991 Lamhe
1991 Banjaran
1992 Khuda Gawah
1992 Heer Ranjha
1992 Aasman Se Gira
1992 Dilawar
1993 Gurudev
1993 Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja
1993 Gumrah
1993 Reyasat
1993 Chandramukhi
1994 Laadla
1994 Chaand Kaa Tukdaa
1996 Army
1996 Mr. Bechara
1997 Judaai
1997 Kaun Sachcha Kaun Jhootha
2004 Meri Biwi Ka Jawaab Nahin
2008 Halla Bol
2012 English Vinglish
2013 Bombay Talkies
2017 Mom
2018 Zero

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Pic Talk: Gorgeous Sridevi and stunning Janhvi

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Veteran actress Sridevi and her daughter Janhvi Kapoor stunned everyone at the Lakme Fashion Week. Dressed in style, the duo looked gorgeous in their colorful outfits and topped the show. Janhvi Kapoor is making her debut this year with Dhadak.

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Sridevi’s Cameo for Jhanvi Kapoor’s Film

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Sridevi’s Cameo for Jhanvi Kapoor’s Film

Veteran actress Sridevi made her comeback after a long gap and is doing films in all the Indian languages. Her elder daughter Jhanvi Kapoor who has been a sensation across internet and circles of social media is making her debut with the remake of Marathi blockbuster Sairat. The movie has been titled Dhadak and the first look posters have been out recently. Ishan Khattar is the male lead and he is the brother of top actor Shahid Kapoor.

Sridevi wanted a grand launch for Jhanvi Kapoor and she is quite excited about Dhadak. The latest news we hear is that Sridevi has been asked to play a crisp role in the film as Jhanvi Kapoor’s mother. Though the role is brief, it is quite crucial and the makers felt Sridevi is apt for the role. The regular shoot of Dhadak will start from December and the film has been aimed for July 6th 2018 release.

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Sridevi confident daughter ready to face Bollywood’s challenges

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“Let me tell you, I feel like a newcomer,” Sridevi asserts, breaking into a giggle almost reminiscent from her ahead-of-times 1991 film “Lamhe”, even as she prepares to let her elder daughter loose in the Bollywood world. She says nothing comes easy in life, and she is sure her Jhanvi is ready to face the challenges.

Jhanvi, who is frequently followed by the paparazzi in Mumbai, will reportedly foray into films with a remake of Marathi hit “Sairat”.

Steering clear of divulging details about Jhanvi’s debut, Sridevi told IANS over phone from Mumbai: “She has chosen this path and profession, and I have been in this industry for long. So I am mentally more prepared than her. She has been watching me, and knows what she is getting into.”

“Nothing is going to be a cakewalk in any profession. So you have to work hard, and there will be challenges. I’m sure she is ready for it.”

The charismatic actress made a powerful comeback of sorts with “Mom” earlier this year — five years after her delightful plain Jane avatar in “English Vinglish”.

As “Mom”, which will soon release in Russia, nears its world television premiere on &Pictures on Saturday, Sridevi — who also has daughter Khushi — spoke about her worries as a parent.

“I’m of course worried when they go out, but luckily, they know their limits and they are very responsible children. When you have responsible children, half the battle is over. So, you don’t have to worry. But you are concerned. The concern will never go, and you’ll always be conscious about them,” said the 54-year-old.

Sridevi has been a big screen delight since her Bollywood debut with the 1978 movie “Solva Sawan”. But acting is something she started when she was all of four. In Hindi cinema, “Himmatwala”, “Mr. India”, “Chandni”, “Sadma”, “Nagina”, “ChaalBaaz”, “Lamhe” and “Khuda Gawah” are some of the films which established her footing as a performer who took woman power seriously.

The trait has continued with “English Vinglish” and “Mom” — in both of which she played the strong role of a mother effectively.

While most women actors in India complain about lack of roles for older actresses, Sridevi retorted: “Let me tell you, I feel that my career has just started, haan (giggles). I feel like a newcomer, and I feel that my career is going to start now. It’s not finished, it’s going to start now.”

She is also unlike many others — even much younger actors — who are putting their life story into books.

“Arre, maine kuch achieve nai kiya (I haven’t achieved anything), where I write about my story or my book. There’s a long way to go. There’s nothing, nothing like this,” she said, sounding almost ignorant, but humble, of the fan followers of her emotive power and fluid dancing skills.

At this point, she is just enthused to deliver more.

“There are definitely two films that are coming up, but it’s too early to talk about it. (There’s) Nothing I can say right now,” she said.

Over the years, Sridevi has not just embraced the changes in Indian cinema, but also opened up herself to an environment where celebrities — as opposed to her own shy self in her earlier days — need to go all out to promote her projects.

“Look, with the time, I have definitely opened up. I am definitely introvert and shy, and have never been rude to… I’ve definitely been shy, but thanks to my children, I have opened up. Somewhere, you have to change with the time.

“You can’t be like what you were… It doesn’t work that way. And do that (change) within your comfort, not by going out of it.”

That besides, she says a positive frame of mind, helps her look forward to what life has to offer.

“Be in a positive frame of mind, be happy, fulfil your goals, work hard… It never goes waste.”

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