Wide eyed and vibrant, that is the image of Bollywood actor Sridevi who passed away at the age of 54.
Her career spanned across the four decades.
The actor, wife of producer Boney Kapoor, died late in the night reportedly due to cardiac arrest in Dubai.
She had been there along with her family to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding.
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.
Sridevi, known for her versatility as an actor, made her Bollywood debut with film “Solva Sawan” ..
The commercial success however came about with Jeetendra-starrer “Himmatwala”
Sridevi was awarded the Padma Shri
, the fourth highest civilian honour, in 2013.
Her nuanced performance as a middle-class woman in ‘English Vinglish’, learning to speak English to feel accepted by her family won accolades.
Last year, she was seen in revenge-drama, “Mom”, opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna. She also shot for a special appearance in superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film, “Zero”, which releases in December.
Minutes after the news of her death broke, many Bollywood actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Sushmita Sen, Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh took to Twitter to pay their condolences.