I wouldn’t normally do a post about Bollywood celebrity deaths but this news has been such a shock and I still can’t believe it.
Over the past couple of years Bollywood legends such as Om Puri (January 2017), Vinod Khanna (April 2017), Reema Lagoo (May 2017) and most recently Shashi Kapoor (December 2017) last year alone have passed away. I never thought I would be posting about the passing of Sri Devi so early on. Even while writing this I still can’t believe she’s gone.
I only saw pictures of her a couple of days ago on Instagram enjoying a wedding.
Sri Devi passed away on Saturday 24th after a cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she was attending a family wedding, along with many other Bollywood celebrities.
She had been acting since the age of 4, you could say she was just born to act.
She had done several films before I was even born, but I still grew up watching her movies. We were just getting to see more of Sri Devi since her comeback to Bollywood in English Vinglish in 2012, and most recently Mom in 2017, where she took on these key roles as representing older women, and now she’s gone.
She had acted in over 150 movies including regional Indian cinema in Tamil, Telugu, Malaylam, Kannada and Hindi languages. That’s how versatile she was and we have lost her too soon.
Sri Devi is and will always be a legend. She had given us so many iconic roles. Her big eyes, her facial expressions, her style, her dancing and just everything about her was the epitome of grace. She was and will always be an inspiration for girls everywhere.
Chandni, Mr India, Chaalbaaz (favourite), Himmatwala, Khuda Gawah, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, Laadla, Army, Judaai (favourite), English Vinglish and Mom to name a few of the hundreds of movies she did in Indian cinema.
Gone but never forgotten.
My condolences to her family and friends. We have lost a true star.
“Balma” “Understand, You better Understand”