Veteran Bollywood actor Sridevi passed away at the age of 54, on Saturday, February 24th in Dubai. A Cardiac Arrest has been told to be the cause of her sudden demise.
This came as a shock to the spine of not just the Bollywood fraternity, but everyone who was even meagerly associated with the entertainment industry. A very great personality had breathed her last, and it was obvious to see mournful messages pouring in like a tsunami that affected everyone who heard the news. Film producer Boney Kapoor's wife and the mother of two talented daughters with a promising future in Bollywood sadly and unfortunately could not see them making their debut.
Let us wish her soul to rest in peace and try to take some inspiration from the courageous lady and to see what was 'dearest' to her all in her living years...
The actor who worked in path-breaking movies before taking a 15-year long break had seen immense popularity during her young days. With movies like Sadma (1983), Mawaali (1983), Tohfa (1984), Mr India (1987), ChaalBaaz (1989), Chandni (1989), Lamhe (1991), Gumraah (1993), the actor cemented her place in the history books of the industry.
Here are a few quotes that'll reveal the true love of her life...
Forget me being Sridevi, I am a normal mother.
Not to say that her love for the fans and Bollywood was any lesser, but she definitely had something else that was settled in her inner core.
Films were always there. I wasn't excited about any offer till Gauri Shinde came to me with English Vinglish. It just took a second to say yes after hearing the script.
Her family. To be precise, her kids.
The very fact that she took a break of 15 years, beginning right after a year into her marriage proves it. And more so, waiting for the 'right script' and seeing that potential in the comic family drama English Vinglish proves just the same.
I had done my bit as an actor.
In an interview that she gave right before the release of her movie MOM (July 2017) that received a tremendous response, the actor told everything that reflected upon the true love of her life.
Let us now have a look at 12 other of Sridevi's very powerful quotes and never forget her words.
Too much of exposure toh hai hi hai, but that is what the time demands, so we have to change with it.
I have really worked hard. I literally slogged. So, I am happy if fans go crazy, I want that.
If not actor, I'd have become an artist.
I am very simple, all these praises scare me. I feel like a newcomer.
If you are in a family, you won't take a decision alone.
Some people think I am very arrogant, but I am genuinely a very private and shy person. I open up to people who are close to me, and with them, I am a different person.
While we may slog, we're protective of our children and don't want to expose them to stress and toil.
I've been working since I was four. My life has only been about shootings, studios and home.
I wanted to be totally there for my kids. Now they are grown up so I can act again.
I am still enjoying motherhood. There are some tough moments too. Like when my girls fall ill, it's the worst thing for me.
I feel like it's the first film, I feel like a newcomer. It's a long way to go.
We'll miss you, Sridevi.