On Sridevi's 56th birth anniversary on August 13, Janhvi Kapoor took to her Instagram handle and posted a beautiful picture saying, 'Happy Birthday Mumma. I love you'. Priyanka Chopra and Manish Malhotra were among the first ones to drop a heart emoji comments on it.
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Those expressive eyes and the mischievous smile sent hearts aquiver and lit up the cinema screens, making Sridevi Bollywood's first female superstar.
Sridevi's sudden death at the age of 54 in Dubai due to cardiac arrest left family and fans in shock and grief. The actor, wife of producer Boney Kapoor, died due to cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone along with her family to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah's wedding.
In an impressive career, spanning five-decades, the actor ruled the commercial cinema space in the 80s and 90s like no heroine had done before. In an industry dominated by male superstars, Sridevi reversed the trend by her sheer acting prowess. Her name, most of the times, was a guarantee enough for a films success. An extremely shy person in real life, Sridevi came alive in front of the cameras, playing a variety of roles. Such was her popularity that her style and dance moves would be copied by her fans country over. She was Miss Hawa Hawaaii and Chandni for them.
The actor made a successful comeback to the cinema 15 years later with Gauri Shindes "English Vinglish", playing a housewife who learns English after feeling left out in her family. She also had a starring role in Tamil film "Puli" and followed "English Vinglish" with another successful outing in "Mom", which also featured Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna. The actors elder daughter Janhvi is on the cusp of her own cinematic journey with "Dhadak", a remake of the Marathi blockbuster "Sairat". Unfortunately, Sridevi will not be there to witness it.
(With PTI inputs)
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