Tamil films superstar Rajinikanth has addressed a briefing on the shocking and sudden death of iconic actor Sridevi.
Speaking to reporters, Rajinikanth, who played the male lead in the 1976 Tamil film Moondru Mudichu in which Sridevi got her first leading role as an actress (she had acted in numerous films before that as a child star), expressed his shock and grief, saying that she was a true friend.
Rajinikanth's fellow actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, who also appeared in the same film has issued a statement as well. It can be found here.
Sridevi died in Dubai late on Saturday night following after suffering cardiac arrest.
Sridevi made her Bollywood debut in 1978 with ‘Solva Sawan’, but it was only five years later with Jeetendra-starrer ‘Himmatwala’ that she gained commercial success. After starring in many hit films she took a break from acting for 15 years after starring in 1997's ‘Judaai’. She marked her return to the industry in 2012 with director Gauri Shinde's ‘English Vinglish’. In 2017, Sridevi starred a revenge drama 'Mom' which also featured Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna. She also shot for a special appearance in Shah Rukh Khan's upcoming film ‘Zero’ which is scheduled to releases this December.
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