Bollywood is paying tribute to Sridevi, one of the Indian film industry’s most popular actresses, who died suddenly Saturday at 54.
Sridevi died after suffering cardiac arrest in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, where she was attending a family wedding.
Bollywood greats and Indian political elites authored a flood of tributes on social media to the actress whose work spanned five decades and included some of the country’s most beloved films.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the many who expressed shock at Sridevi’s death, with a tweet extending his condolences to her family.
Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi. She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances. My thoughts are with her family and admirers in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2018
Ye Lamhe , ye pal hum har pal yaad karenge.. ye mausam chale gaye toh hum fariyad karenge.. #RIPSridevi
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) February 24, 2018
— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) February 24, 2018
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) February 24, 2018
SHOCKING. JOLTED. Am I having a horrible dream. Sridevi no more? This is SO SO SAD. AND SO SO NOT FAIR. One of the most brilliant, elegant and talented actresses ever. The queen of Indian cinema. And a friend. Worked with her in so many movies. So many amazing memories…..
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 25, 2018
I am shocked . I have no words. My condolences to the family , friends and fans of cinemas darling … Sridevi ji .. #RIPSridevi
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) February 24, 2018
Deeply saddened and shocked to hear about #Sridevi Ji. My prayers and condolences to the family.
— Johny Lever (@iamjohnylever) February 24, 2018
CANNOT believe this. I have no words. Rip Sridevi ma’am. You were the most beautiful. Strength to Boney uncle, jahnvi, khushi and the whole family. ❤️
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) February 25, 2018
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