Prominent Bollywood actress Sridevi's untimely death has come as a shock for India. The English Vinglish actress died of massive cardiac arrest in Dubai while attending a wedding along with her family. She was 54.
Confirming the news to Indian Express, her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor said: "Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here, I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai. It happened roughly around 11.00-11.30. I don't know more details yet."
She is known for her outstanding performances in Bollywood movies like Sadma, Chandni, Himmatwala, ChaalBaaz, Mr India, Nagina, Mawali and Tohfa. She recently earned accolades for her comeback film English Vinglish.
Besides the Bollywood actors, many from the political fraternity have also mourned Sridevi's death, posting messages on various social media sites.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi: 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.
President Ram Nath Kovind: Shocked to hear of passing of movie star Sridevi. She has left millions of fans heartbroken. Her performances in films such as Moondram Pirai, Lamhe and English Vinglish remain an inspiration for other actors. My condolences to her family and close associates.
N Chandrababu Naidu, CM of Andhra Pradesh: As a multi lingual actress, especially for the Telugus, she( #Sridevi) became the most favorite heroine. She remains as a proud actress of India with her unparalleled acting skills.
Amar Singh, Samajwadi Party leader: Jis shaadi (Dubai) mein woh gayin thi, main bhi wahin tha. Doosre din maine ek summit mein jaane ka decision liya. Mujhe dukh hai ki maine yeh decision liya,varna unke saath samay bitaane ka avsar milta.
Sachin Pilot, Congress leader: Shocked to learn of the sudden death of #Sridevi . My heartfelt condolences to her family. A truly talented actress. She'll be missed by millions. RIP
Saddened to know about the demise of #Sridevi-a versatile actor, who gave several memorable films in many languages to cherish. My condolences to her family and the extended cinema-world of India. May God bless give her family the strength to bear the loss. pic.twitter.com/FspcQYamjy— Dr. Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) February 25, 2018
Shocked to know about the sudden demise of a legendary and veteran actress #Sridevi ji.— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) February 25, 2018
We lost a brilliant actress who ruled Indian cinema for decades together with her exemplary acting skills.
My deepest condolences to her family, friends and followers .