Legendary actress Sridevi passed away on Saturday night here after a cardiac arrest , has been completed and her body would be flown back to India on Monday, according to media reports.
Sridevi, died late in the night reportedly due to cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone along with her family to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding. Confirming the news, a source close to the family said, “Yes it’s true. She was in Dubai while some of the other family members came back to India. We hear it’s cardiac arrest.”
While she has many hits to her credit, one of the directors whose career got a breakthrough because of Sridevi was Ram Gopal Varma. The director, who helmed Sridevi starrers Kshana Kshanam and Govinda Govinda, was devastated by the news of the legendary actor’s passing away. He was furious, emotional and expressed his emotions on social media.
When I was studying engineering in Vijayawada, I would so often, while standing in the line to buy a ticket for the new Sridevi movie, keep staring longingly at her on the hoardings in the theatre compound.
“Is Sridevi really dead? Can somebody wake me up and tell me that it’s just a bad dream?” He tweeted. The director soon wrote a letter for the demised soul in which he mentioned, “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.”
He continued, “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.”
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma – saddened by Sridevi’s demise – too wrote an emotional letter for her on his Facebook.
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