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Glimpses of Sridevi’s Film Career

Web Desk (February 25, 2018): Bollywood diva Sridevi passed away on Saturday night after a cardiac arrest, confirmed her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor. She was 54.

The first female superstar of Bollywood was reportedly with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi at the time of death. Sridevi along with her family were in UAE to attend the wedding ceremony of Mohit Marwah.

Following is the pictorial view of some of her performances in Bollywood films that she had worked in and left an unbelievable trace of her acting performance.

Let’s take a look at legendary Bollywood actress Sridevi’s best performances.Sridevi’s outstanding performance earned her the title of ‘Hawa Hawai Girl’.

She played a role of money minded harridan, who ‘sells’ her husband Anil Kapoor to Urmila Matondkar.Sridevi was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actress.Directed by Yash Chopra, ‘Lamhe’ as of today is considered a cult classic.Sridevi played double role spread over two generations, that of a mother-daughter duo.For her performance, Sridevi was hailed as the “Meryl Streep of India”.Chaalbaaz, Sridevi played a double role as Anju and Manju, sisters separated at birth.The movie shows Sridevi’s struggle in the prison premises and the fight to prove she was innocent.Lamhe

Sridevi’s outstanding performance in ‘Lamhe’ earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.In her come back movie ‘English Vinglish’, Shridevi plays a woman who struggles to speak in English.

Sadma (1983) As a girl, who after an accident regresses into childhood, Sridevi conveyed all the nuances of her character’s predicament without getting over-cute. Her formidable co-star Kamal Haasan said he thought she embraced the character even better in the Tamil original “Moondram Pirai”.

Jaag Utha Insan (1984)The actress shone as a temple dancer wooed by a Brahmin boy (Rakesh Roshan) and the underdog (Mithun Chakraborty). Though the movie wasn’t considered widely successful, Sridevi was noticed for her breathtaking performance.

Janbaaz (1986)Sridevi’s legendary reputation is built on songs and dances as much as her breathtaking performances. In Feroz Khan’s ‘Janbaaz’, she had a brief role as Feroz’s beloved. Her presence in the glowing orange chiffon sari dancing to the sound of “Har kisiko nahin milta” became unforgettable.

Mr India (1987)The movie was a turning point in Sridevi’s everlasting romance with the camera. She played a perky journalist, who hates kids and Shekhar Kapur brought out the best in her. She oozed sensuality in her iconic blue chiffon sari in the song ‘Kate nahin katt te’.

ChaalBaaz (1989)The actress impressed movie critics and fans alike with her double role as the docile Anju and the tomboyish Manju. She brought her own touch to the role, previously performed by Dilip Kumar and Hema Malini.

Chandni (1989)The actress became a Yash Chopra heroine with this film. She lost weight for the role and utilized her subtle emotive skills to give life to her character. The film was an extended showreel of her talent as she danced, sang, giggled and wept for the love of a tragically wheelchair-bound Rishi Kapoor.

Judaai (1997)The movie was a crass melodrama directed by the late Raj Kanwar. Sridevi delivers one of her best performances and manages to lift the most mundane of scenes with her powerful screen presence.

Lamhe (1991)Yash Chopra brought her back to the screen in this bold love story of a girl who dares to love a man old enough to be her father.

Laadla (1994)Laadla was a remake of a hit Kannada movie and it became one of the biggest films in Sridevi’s career.

English Vinglish (2012)She made a solid comeback with English Vinglish and proved that no one could ever replace the legendary Sridevi.

Courtesy: TOI

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