Padma Shri awardee 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.
Some of her family members returned from Dubai after the wedding, Sridevi, Boney and her younger daughter Khushi stayed back.
Her elder daughter Janhvi did not accompany the family due to her shooting schedule.
It was only after five years with Jeetendra-starrer ‘Himmatwala’ that she gained commercial success.
Besides Boney and Khushi, she is survived by older daughter Janhvi Kapoor, who is currently working towards making her entry into the Hindi cinema.
Sridevi was step-mother to actor Arjun Kapoor and his sister Anshula, who Boney had from late first wife Mona.
Condolences started pouring in on social media as the news of the actor’s death spread.
Priyanka Chopra wrote on twitter, “I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP”
Actor Sidharth Malhotra took to twitter and wrte, “Really Shocked and disturbed to hear that Sridevi Ma’am is no more #RIP #Sridevi.”
Superstar Rajinikanth also took on his twitter handle, “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.”
Veteran actor Jackie Shroff said, “Deeply saddened and shocked to hear about the untimely demise of #Sridevi ji.. my condolences to the family. R.I.P”
She was last seen in revenge-drama movie ‘Mom’ opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna.
Sridevi shot for a special appearance in superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film ‘Zero’ which releases in December.–CINEWS