The sudden demise of India’s first woman superstar Sridevi, left everyone in tears and jitters. Her fans across the world are still not able to come to terms with this shocking news. Sridevi had gone to Dubai to attend a family wedding. This sudden, uncalled for and totally unexpected demise has left the entire Bollywood community in a state of shock and an irreparable sense of loss. In the hearts of her fans, she has left a void difficult to replace.
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She started her acting career at the age of 4 years and this has been associated with the industry for as good as five decades. Having said that, Sridevi became a well-known and a household name in India. Her roles, her acting skills, dancing, comedy, everything was beyond exceptional. She was even referred to as the “Female Amitabh Bachchan” when she was ruling the box office. The audience would make it a point to watch her movies, no matter which other star was acting with her.
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She has given a lot of chartbusters and has even portrayed some of the roles which others might not have been able to do complete justice with. Mentioned below are five such roles which show the versatility of this gorgeous actress:
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This movie was nothing less than a milestone in Sridevi’s career where she played the role of a young girl, Nehalata, who suffers from amnesia and starts behaving like a six-year-old. This was a very challenging role and it truly opened a lot of avenues for Sridevi.
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How can we forget the naive Anju and happy-go-lucky Manju. Yes, a double role and comic background, which many actresses were not that comfortable portraying. This role established her as an actress with excellent comic timing and carved a niche for her in the entertainment industry.
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The Big Box office hit and one of the female-oriented movies of yesteryears. The portrayal of a broken heart woman …. her love, her pain and her resilience, was depicted by Sridevi effortlessly in this Yash Chopra blockbuster. The diva in colourful chiffon saris and the romance between Sridevi and Rishi Kapoor, in the backdrop of snow-clad mountains of Switzerland, was an unforgettable experience for many.
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Now this one is my personal favourite! She fell in love with someone who she only heard and never saw. She was playing the role of an aspiring journalist and was helping invisible Anil Kapoor throughout the movie. This was one of the unforgettable blockbusters of this gorgeously talented actress. The seductive dance of the actress in the song – Kaate Nahi Kaatte Ye Din Ye Raat – still attracts a lot of fan following.
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Sridevi returned to the silver screen after a 15 year long sabbatical with this movie. This movie was particularly a dedication to all the housewives or mothers who are not able to communicate well due to the language barrier. This movie surely created a ripple in the world and the actress herself dedicated this movie to her mother.
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There are over 300 films she acted in her career of 50 years. Her brilliant performances, her twinkling eyes, her magnificent personality and her unparalleled beauty has given a lot of actresses a run for their money. Her death is nothing less than the end of an era. She was surely one who belonged to the industry and we love the Bollywood’s Chandni to the moon and back!