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Sridevi: Bollywood remembers the veteran actor

Mumbai: The sudden demise of veteran actor Sridevi has left the Indian film industry in shock with many Bollywood celebrities expressing their grief on social media.

The actor (54) died late in the night reportedly due to cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding.

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.

The first one, however, was megastar Amitabh Bachchan who is a cryptic tweet wrote, “Don’t know why, feeling a strange restlessness.”

“I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved # Sridevi. A dark day. RIP,” tweeted Priyanka, alongside a still of Sridevi from her superhit film “Mr India”.

Comedian Johnny Lever, while expressing grief, sent prayers to the late actor’s family, which includes husband Boney Kapoor and daughters Khushi and Janhvi.

“Deeply saddened and shocked to hear about #Sridevi Ji. My prayers and condolences to the family,” he tweeted.

“Really Shocked and disturbed to hear that Sridevi Ma am is no more. #RIP #Sridevi,” wrote Sidharth.

Actor Shilpa Shetty’s husband — Raj Kundra — posted, “Heartbroken by this news!! She was One of the finest kindest souls I ever knew. Speechless shocked. #RIP#Sridevi this is just not right at all! May God give all the family strength at this darkest hour.”

Riteish tweeted, Terrible terrible news. Am shocked beyond words. SRIDEVIji No More RIP, while Sushmita wrote that she has been inconsolable since the news broke. I just heard Ma am Sridevi passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest. I am in shock cant stop crying ”

Actor Nimrat Kaur tweeted, Absolutely devastated to hear about the passing of #Sridevi. What a dark black terrible moment in time. Gutted.

Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival, tweeted, “Shocked to hear of the passing of India s legendary Sridevi. Honoured to have been in her presence in 2012 when she visited Toronto for English Vinglish. She made countless millions fall in love with her characters.”

 

PTI

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