People in India woke up to the sorry news of actress Sridevi’s untimely death on Sunday with the Indian cinema veteran passing away after suffering a cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding.
Sridevi was one of the leading actresses of her time having debuted back in 1978 in the movie Solva Sawan. Best known for her versatility, Sridevi made a comeback to the silver screen with English Vinglish in 2012 after taking nearly a 15-year hiatus from Bollywood. She was married to producer Boney Kapoor and has two daughters — Khushi and Janhvi. Her last appearance in a movie would be in the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Zero, which is slated for release later this year.
She was just 54 and the news struck like a jolt for her fans who took to Twitter to pay their tributes alongside other actors associated with the industry.
A few cricketers, too, joined the list with batting legend Sachin Tendulkar stating, “To hear that Sridevi is no longer with us, it’s hard to digest. My condolences to her family members and everyone who’s followed her career, and loved her, loved her for everything that she was and she did for us,” while addressing reporters during an event.
Team India’s opener Rohit Sharma, too, stated that the news was difficult to come to terms with. “This is absolutely shocking. Can’t believe it #ICON #RIP”, he posted on his official Instagram.
Ravichandran Ashwin also offered his condolence over Sridevi’s sudden death.
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) February 27, 2018