Veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi bid adieu to the world on February 24, 2018. The news of her sudden death came as a shock to not only her family but also her fans and to the entire film fraternity. At the age of four, Sridevi made her debut with a Tamil film and before coming to Bollywood, she was already a superstar in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, and Kannada film industry. The actress made her Bollywood debut in 1973 with the film 'Julie' and then went on to deliver several hit films. On the 55th birth anniversary of the actress, let's take a look at her five memorable roles of all time:
1) Sadma (1983)
In this hit movie of 1983, Sridevi played the role of a mentally challenged girl and her performance in the film is termed as her career-best performance. The movie was about a girl named Nehalata(Sridevi) who becomes mentally challenged after she injures her head in an accident and how a man named Sonu(Kamal Haasan) comes into her life and a silent relationship develops between them. The famous track of the film, 'Ae Zindagi Gale Laga le' is still remembered by fans.
2) Chandni (1989)
Who can forget her dance in the famous song 'Mere Haathoon Mein Nau Nau Chudiya'? Sridevi looked gorgeous in chiffon sarees. She played the role of a vivacious girl named Chandni who becomes a grief-stricken girl after her fiance (Rishi Kapoor) gets paralyzed and leaves her. Although, destiny had some other plans in store for her.
3) 'Lamhe' (1991)
Sridevi played the dual role of a mother and a daughter in the movie. The movie revolves around Anil Kapoor who falls for the beautiful Pallavi, but is heartbroken when she marries another person. Years later, he meets Pooja (Sridevi) and comes to know that her mother is Pallavi, who died in an accident. The movie had some unforgettable dance sequences by the actress.
4) English Vinglish (2012): Sridevi made a comeback to Bollywood with this Gauri Shinde film. The film was about a homemaker, Shashi (Sridevi) who faced humiliation from her family members including her husband and kids for not being able to communicate in English. Shashi takes up the challenge to learn English and proves her self and also proves that language should be a barrier to communication and a parameter of personality judgment.
5) MOM (2017) This was Sridevi's final movie. She played the role of a mother who goes beyond her limit to give justice to her step-daughter, who was sexually assaulted. She was awarded the posthumous award for best actress at the 65th National Film Awards, 2018.
Sridevi died due to accidental drowning in a bathtub, after reportedly suffering from a stroke in a hotel in Dubai. She went to Dubai to attend actor Mohit Marwah's wedding, who is Boney Kapoor's nephew. A salute to this beautiful and versatile actress for giving us such wonderful movies. We miss you, Sridevi.
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