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Sridevi death anniversary: Lesser-known facts about the ‘first female superstar’ of Indian cinema


New Delhi: Considered the “first female superstar” in Indian cinema, Sridevi was one of the most talented actors we have ever had. Her magnetic personality left many in awe of her, especially in the 1980s and 1990s. The fateful day of February 24 marks the anniversary of the late actress’ death. Sridevi died from an accidental drowning in a Dubai hotel bathtub. His untimely demise came as a huge shock to his fans and family.

Sridevi was born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan. His father Ayyapan was from Tamil Nadu while his mother was from Andhra Pradesh

– Sridevi made his first appearance as a child artist at the age of 4 in Thunaivan in 1969.

– Besides Hindi and Tamil, Sridevi has acted in Telugu, Malayam and Kannada films.

– Her first film as a lead actress was Moondru Mudichu with Rajinikanth as the villain in 1976.

– Julie released in 1975 was her first film in Hindi. But she played actress Lakshmi’s younger sister in the movie.

– Solva Sawan, a remake of the Tamil movie 16 Vythinile marked her Hindi debut as a lead actress.

Sridevi worked with Jeetendra in up to 16 movies and most of them were superhits.

– Steven Speilberg reportedly offered Sridevi a role in Jurassic Park in 1993, but she turned it down to focus on Bollywood films.

– Sridevi would have been the first choice to play the female role in Abbas-Mustan’s Baazigar with Shah Rukh Khan. The female lead roles – subsequently played by Kajol and Shilpa Shetty – were both originally intended to be played by Sridevi, as the characters were meant to be twin sisters.

– She would also have been the first choice to play the leading female role in Indra Kumar’s beta with Anil Kapoor. But she chose not to make the film because she had already worked with Anil in several films.

– Before Chandni by Yash Chopra, Sridevi’s voice was dubbed by other artists because she did not know the Hindi language. It was Chandni that she started to double for herself.

– Sridevi took a hiatus from the movies in 1997 to focus on his family.

– She made a comeback with Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish in 2012. In 2017, she played the title role in Mom, a critically acclaimed film also starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna.

– She had shot for a cameo in Shah Rukh Khan’s star Zero.

Remember Sridevi forever!

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