Sridevi’s funeral update: Although it saddens our heart to lose a legend of such stature, it is also reassuring to see Industry members pouring such immense support. The stars of south indian film industry including Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh will attend Sridevi’s funeral.
The funeral will take place today in Mumbai at the Pawan Hans crematorium. Following a massive cardiac arrest, Sridevi breathed her last on Saturday 24th February. Her sudden death was hard to digest for fans and her peers all across India.
She was in Dubai to attend the wedding of nephew Mohit Marwah and Anita Motiwala. Her mortal remains will be flown into Mumbai today and cremation ceremony will follow.
Incidentally, 2018 would have marked the English Vinglish actress’s 50th year in Cinema. She was showered with lots of love and respect from her peers from both Bollywood and South Indian Film Industry.
Have witnessed Sridevi's life from an adolescent teenager to the magnificeint lady she became. Her stardom was well deserved. Many happy moments with her flash through my mind including the last time I met her. Sadma's lullaby haunts me now. We'll miss her
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 25, 2018
Rajnikanth and Sridevi debuted together and than worked with her in around 20 films in the 80’s. A trivial fact is that Hawa Hawii actress was paid more than Rajnikanth for their first film. The actor took to Twitter to express his remorse.
I’m shocked and very disturbed. I’ve lost a dear friend and the industry has lost a true legend. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I feel the pain with them #RIPSridev … you will be missed.
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) February 25, 2018
According to the sources, Kamal Hassan, Venkatesh, Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna will be arriving soon for the last rites in Mumbai. The directors of her most notable south films – Bharathiraaja, K Raghavendra Rao, Prakash Raj are also expected to be present.
Like we said earlier, it does not lighten our heart for the loss on amazing actress. But the presence of all those who knew her and worked with her would surely give the needed strength to the family. RIP the first female superstar of Indian Cinema.