‘She never seemed to age, now she’s gone’: Shocked India grieves Sridevi’s demise
It has been a few hours since the news of veteran actor Sridevi’s death came, in the wee hours of Sunday. And fans of the actor and her friends and colleagues in the various film industries across the country are grieving the untimely death of the 54-year-old.
Actors Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth expressed their condolences on the passing away of Sridevi, so did several others from the south Indian film industries, including Mohanlal, Mammootty, Mahesh Babu, Junior NTR, Trisha, Nivin Pauly, Dulquer Salmaan, Andrea Jeremiah, SS Rajamouli – who remembered Sridevi for her contribution to the film industries.
Shocked to hear the sad news. The first Lady Superstar of the Country. 50 of those 54 years as an actress par excellence. What a journey..and such an unexpected end. May your soul rest in peace.— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) February 25, 2018
While Bollywood mourns the loss of its female superstar, the Tamil film industry mourns the loss of one of its finest actors... RIP #sridevi ... you will live forever through the wonderful body of work you left behind.. #timeless #ICON pic.twitter.com/8Yb4WqlQcr— Andrea Jeremiah (@andrea_jeremiah) February 25, 2018
While many such as Bollywood actors Alia Bhat and Akshay Kumar expressed their shock at the 54-year-old’s untimely demise, many others like Anupam Kher, director-producer Mahesh Bhatt and author Chetan Bhagat remembered her in their own way.
Nothing makes sense. I have no words.. just completely shocked. RIP Sri Devi. My icon forever. Love you.— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) February 25, 2018
Cricketers Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, BJP MP Kirron Kher and Miss World 2017 pageant winner Manushi Chhillar also took to social media to send out condolences.
So shocked to hear the news of Sridevi ji... met her few months ago at my show ... just can’t believe it ..— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) February 25, 2018
Saddened at the untimely passing away of Sridevi, one of the most popular actors of a generation. Condolences to her family, her colleagues in the industry and fans— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) February 25, 2018
Shocked and saddened by the sudden and untimely demise of Sridevi. Deepest condolences to her family. RIP— Kirron Kher (@KirronKherBJP) February 25, 2018
The most overwhelming sentiment seemed to be that of shock.
Extremely sad and shocked to hear about the sudden demise of my most favourite actor and role model, #Sridevi Ma'am.. this must be so difficult, my heartfelt condolences to the family #RIPSridevi #gonetoosoon #heartbreaking pic.twitter.com/UOjhoMVKcq— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) February 25, 2018