​​​
  1. Sridevi passes away at 54, stunned India pay rich tributes to Bollywood great; check updates

Sridevi passes away at 54, stunned India pay rich tributes to Bollywood great; check updates

The sudden demise of Bollywood actress Sridevi has gone down as a major jolt to the Bollywood industry and cinephiles who have been ardent follower of this iconic superstar.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 25, 2018 10:17 PM
sridevi dies of cardiac arrest at 54 The actress has charmed us with her impeccable acting prowess in films like Lamhe, Laadla, Judaai, Chandini and many other.

 The sudden demise of Bollywood actress Sridevi has gone down as a major jolt to the Bollywood industry and cinephiles who have been ardent follower of this iconic superstar. Sridevi was attending the marriage ceremony of his nephew Mohit Marwah in Dubai where the entire Kapoor family was present. The actress suffered cardiac arrest and passed away in the wee hours of Sunday. She was 54. The actress has charmed us with her impeccable acting prowess in films like Lamhe, Laadla, Judaai, Chandini and many other. The Hawa Hawai girl wooed us all with her excellent acting and dancing capabilities. The acclaimed actress has been awarded a total of five Filmfare awards. Not only in Bollywood, the actress has given a show of her stellar performance in the  Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films. Her death has come as a big blow to the film fraternity who was last seen in Bollywood movie ‘Mom’ in 2017.

Track latest updates after Sridevi passed away:

9:40 PM: Completion of laboratory tests, immigration procedures, administrative protocols, embalming and paper-work at the prosecutor’s office are expected to continue for another night. Once completed, her body will be repatriated to India, where her funeral is expected to take place at Pawan Hans at Juhu, Ville Parle, Mumbai.

9:25 PM: Officials at the General Department of Forensic Evidence, Dubai, have confirmed that actor Sridevi’s body will remain in the UAE for another night. She is likely to be flown back to India on Monday.

9:15 PM: Late Sridevi Kapoor’s body will arrive in India tomorrow. We’ll update you on further info as & when it’s available to us. Request you to kindly reach out to us on everything related to this & we urge you to please not call the family for info on the same: Boney Kapoor’s Spox

9:10 PM: Boney Kapoor, Jhanvi, Khushi & the entire Kapoor, Ayyappan and Marwah family is deeply bereaved and shocked with the untimely loss of Sridevi Kapoor. They thank the entire media for their prayers, support and sensitivity during their time of grief: Boney Kapoor’s Spokesperson.

9:05 PM: We’re talking about someone who not only made the screen look beautiful but also mastered the art of acting. What is even traumatic is the suddenness of it, especially when her daughter is venturing into the films & needs her the most. 54 is gone too soon: Babul Supriyo

9 PM: Arjun Kapoor at the residence of actor Anil Kapoor.

7:30 PM: It’s really shocking. For the longest time in the morning I thought it’s a rumor. She had groomed her daughter & made her what she is today, it will be sad that she will not be able to watch her on screen. Life is unpredictable: Anurag Basu, Film Director & Producer

7:08 PM: People can pay respects to Sridevi’s mortal remains between 9AM to 11:30 AM at Versova and cremation at 12 PM in shamshan next to Pawan Hans S.V road Santacruz West (timings to change as per the arrival of the body) as per News 18 reports.

7:06 PM: According to News 18, UAE media has reported: “As of 6:30 PM Sridevi’s body has not been released…autopsy procedures are still on…doctors conducting the autopsy say that they are not rushing any procedures since she is a high profile personality.”

6:45 PM: There are a few things which you find tough to believe. She was a phenomenal actress, a superstar. There was nothing that she couldn’t do. She was a role model. My condolences to the entire family. This is an irreparable loss. God bless her soul: Divya Dutta

6:25 PM: Union Minister Smriti Irani wrote an emotional letter remembering her “favourite star who defined joy in my childhood”. “I pay homage to an actor who through her body of work ascertained that a female actress’ place in a commercial Hindi movie is not only to compliment her male counterparts,” Irani wrote in a letter.

“I pay homage to an actor who through her body of work ascertained that a female actress’ place in a commercial Hindi movie is not only to compliment her male counterparts,” Irani wrote in a letter

6:15 PM: It’s a big loss not only for all film industries of India but also for the nation. She was a legend of the film fraternity. As an actor I think my journey is incomplete because I didn’t get to do a film with her. Her name, her work will live on forever, says Vivek Oberoi

5:45 PM: “She made a whole generation of girls want to dance and wear pretty things .. She enacted the most glamorous and most complex characters with such ease.. She made me want to become an actor,” tweeted Huma Qureshi.

5:40 PM: It’s shocking. No one had thought that this would happen. She had just returned to films. As an actor she could carry films on her shoulders. She was a pan-Indian actress & an icon of our industry. My heart goes out to her family: Sudhir Mishra, Film Director on Sridevi’s demise

Sudhir Mishra

5:30 pm: “It feels like a bad dream. I couldn’t believe until I saw it on TV.We worked together in several movies. Sridevi was a wonderful actress&mother. It was her dream to see her daughters rule silver screen just like her, but Jhanvi couldn’t meet her mother in her last time,” says actress Jaya Prada.

Jaya Prada

5:15 PM: Congress president Rahul Gandhi expressed shock over the sudden death of actor Sridevi, whom he described as an incredibly talented and versatile actress.

4:15 PM: “Shocked to hear about the demise of Sridevi ji .Heartfelt Condolences to the family. Om Shanti !” tweeted Virender Sehwag.

 

4:10 PM: “I have been trying all morning to gather myself to face the truth of dear #sridevi leaving us,trying to believe it’s  just a bad dream/memories of her just keep coming back and I don’t know whether to smile or cry. We love you dear Sridevi,” tweeted Nagarjuna Akkineni.

 

4:00 PM: “Shocked stunned. Still see her laughing talking. Unbelievable. Actor par excellence. A school in herself.. learnt so much from her. Still can’t believe it . A huge loss,” says actress Kajol.

 

3:50 PM: “Growing up in the 80’s meant Sridevi was a part of life… dancing to her songs “mere hathon mein nau nau choodiyan hain”, “na jaane kahan se aayi hain” to “bijli girane mein hoon aayi” and so many more… her powerful performance in Sadma had an indelible impact on me..,” tweeted Dia Mirza.

 

3:40 PM: Deeply saddened to learn about the sudden demise of versatile actress Sridevi. Her contribution to Indian cinema in many languages was truly extraordinary. Surely she will be missed. My deep condolences to her family, tweets Ravi Shankar Prasad.

 

3:35 PM: Today India lost one of the superstar actress as Sridevi. Heartfelt condolences to the family, says AAP.

 

3: 30 PM: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today condoled the sudden death of veteran Bollywood actor Sridevi, who was the leading lady in numerous blockbusters. “We have lost a strong actor. Her work in the field will always be remembered,” the chief minister said in her message.

3:25 PM: Actor Arjun Kapoor returns back from Dubai.

3:20 PM: “Shocked and saddened to hear about the untimely demise of one of Hindi cinema’s greatest superstars. I grew up on her movies. She will always be one of my favourite actors of all time. May her soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences to her family. RIP #Sridevi,” tweeted actor Ranveer Singh.

 

3:13 PM: Indian embassy officials in Dubai are working closely with the local authorities to ensure that the mortal remains of Bollywood icon Sridevi is taken to Mumbai today.

3:10 PM: I loved her, admired her so much. My 1st ever acting shot was with Sri Devi, I was nervous in front of her n I remember her shaking her hands pretending 2b nervous cause of me just 2 boost my confidence. V had 2 laugh,n she kept laughing until I got it right. Will miss you mam, says Hrithik Roshan

 

3:05 pm: It is an irreparable loss. She was an icon. I never saw her age. It is a loss for the entire country. She was a role model & her work will live forever. She was a jewel like Kohinoor: Navjot Singh Sidhu, Congress

2: 20 PM: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today expressed grief over the untimely death of veteran film
actress Sridevi.

2: 15 PM: It is really a sad day for the film industry. She was a complete artist & a great human being. May God give enough strength to her family to bear such tragedy, says Raj Babbar on Sridevi

2:10 PM: Bahot shocking news hai poori industry ke liye. Unke saath kaafi acche relations the. Hum dono ek hi jagah (Andhra Pradesh) se hain, jab bhi hum milte the toh woh Telugu mein baat karte the. Bilkul yakeen nahi ho raha hai ki woh chali gayi hain (This is very shocking for the entire industry. I had really good relations with her. We bith belonged to the same place and whenever we used to meet we spoke in Telugu with each other. We can’t believe that is no more), says comedian Johnny Lever

2: 05 PM: Mortal remains of Sridevi expected to be brought via a chartered flight today evening: Mumbai Airport Sources

2:00 pm: Also Read| Sridevi funeral likely tomorrow, body to arrive at 8 pm today

1:08 pm: One of the most memorable songs from the film Sadma

1:00 pm: The aircraft which will bring Sridevi’s body is likely to depart from Mumbai around 1 pm and will arrive in Dubai at 4 pm. It is expected to reach Mumbai around 8 pm.

12:59 pm: The air outside Sridevi’s residence is heavy with grief as fans of the veteran actor continue to queue up to catch one last glimpse of their ‘Chandni’.

12:40 pm: Mortal remains of #Sridevi expected to be brought via a chartered flight today evening: Mumbai Airport Sources

12:38 pm: Also Read| Sridevi passes away: Amitabh Bachchan may have had a premonition of her shock demise, this tweet shows

12:16 am: I really have no words, I am still not able to comprehend this loss, just can’t imagine what the family is going through: Adil Hussain,Actor #Sridevi

11:19 am: Cricketer Yusuf Pathan tweets, ”Such a tragic loss. Sridevi was one of my favorite actors. The industry has lost a huge star #RIP #Sridevi.”

11:17 am: Vivek Oberoi tweets, ”A legend, an enigma, a superstar whose brilliance dazzled us for decades, goes back to the heavens where she came from! RIP #Sridevi ji, you will live forever in our hearts..”

11:14 am: Diana Penty tweets, ”Can’t believe this tragic news. I will always remember those beautiful eyes, that kind smile and gentle heart. We will miss you ???? #Sridevi ji. Strength and peace to the family.”

11:04 am: Right now, police are engaged in forensics report. We are in touch with the family & local authorities to provide all possible assistance: Indian Ambassador to UAE Navdeep Singh Suri to ANI. #Sridevi

10:48 am: Remembering Sridevi| Glimpse from her film English Vinglish

10:45 am: Priyanka Chopra tweets, ” Ye Lamhe , ye pal hum har pal yaad karenge.. ye mausam chale gaye toh hum fariyad karenge.. #RIPSridevi

10:33 am: It is being reported that Sridevi’s body will be brought in India for the the last rites.

10:28 am: Yeh khabar sunke bahot shock laga. Humne kabhi socha bhi nahi tha. Unhone apne talent se kaafi logon ko prabhaavit kiya. She was a wonderful actress & unhone apna sthaan banaya hindi film industry mein. It is a big loss for Bollywood: Hema Malini on Sridevi

10:26 am: I wanted to accept it as a rumour, but in the end it was a reality. Whereever she is may her soul rest in peace. Our prayers are with her family. Nation mourns, she was a heartthrob for cinema lovers. We will always remember her: Annu Kapoor on #Sridevi

10:16 am: Also Read| WATCH: Sridevi’s last video from Dubai; the actress was totally fine hours before her death!

10:10 am: Rahul Dravid tweets, ” Shocked to hear about the demise of #Sridevi ji .Heartfelt condolences to the family. R.I.P!!”

10:05 am: I wanted to accept it as a rumour, but in the end it was a reality. Whereever she is may her soul rest in peace. Our prayers are with her family. Nation mourns, she was a heartthrob for cinema lovers. We will always remember her: Annu Kapoor on #Sridevi

9:35 am: I was shocked to hear the news of her demise. She played an important role in the field of performing arts. We all have seen her capabilities on the screen. This is a huge loss for the nation. I give my heartfelt condolences to her family: Union Minister Piyush Goyal on #Sridevi

9:33 am: I still can’t believe it that #Sridevi ji is no more, she had done countless legendary roles, its very very sad. Entire nation is shocked: Madhur Bhandarkar, filmmaker

9:28 am: Sridevi was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour, in 2013.

Also Read| RIP Sridevi: 5 evergreen songs of Bollywood actress that make her immortal

9:10 am: Rahul Gandhi tweets, ” Shocked to hear about the sudden and untimely death of one of India’s favourite actress, Sridevi.

Sridevi was an incredibly talented and versatile actress whose vast body of work spanned a range of genres and languages.

My condolences to her family. May her soul rest in peace.”

9:00 am: While some of her family members returned from Dubai after the wedding, Sridevi, Boney and her younger daughter Khushi stayed back. Her elder daughter — Janhvi — had not travelled with the family because of the shooting schedule for her upcoming Bollywood film, her first in the industry.

8:36 am: Other Bollywood actors who tweeted about Sridevi’s death:

8:33 am: Sachin Tendulkar speaks on the death of Sridevi, ” I have no words to express how i feel. We have grown up seeing her. It is difficult to digest that she is not with us. My heartiest condolences to her family.”

8:31 am: Kamal Hasan posted a heartfelt message for Sridevi saying, ” Have witnessed Sridevi’s life from an adolescent teenager to the magnificeint lady she became. Her stardom was well deserved. Many happy moments with her flash through my mind including the last time I met her. Sadma’s lullaby haunts me now. We’ll miss her.”

8:30 am: This what Superstar Rajnikanth has to say. ”I’m shocked and very disturbed. I’ve lost a dear friend and the industry has lost a true legend. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I feel the pain with them #RIPSridev … you will be missed.

8:23 am: PM Narendra Modi tweets, ” Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi. She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances. My thoughts are with her family and admirers in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace.”

8:22 am: Also Read| Who was Sridevi? Legendary Bollywood actress who passed away at 54

8:20 am: Visual from outside the residence of deceased actress Sridevi in Andheri.

8:19 am: Fans gather outside the residence of #Sridevi in Andheri who has passed away due to cardiac arrest. Say ‘We are shocked and still cannot believe the news of her death. Very saddened and pained about her demise. Her acting skills were remarkable’

8:12 am: According to reports, the actress’s brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor confirmed the death of the legendary Bollywood actress. Sanjay Kapoor confirming the news to The Indian Express said that he received the news after landing in Mumbai and that he was again flying back to Dubai

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Go to Top