Still Sizzling

Shridevi

Sridevi

45 years old and still smoking. Sridevi’s obviously gone and discovered the fountain of youth that Rekha appears to have been bathing in for the last 3 decades. Check her out in her little black dress at the premiere of Victory.

And here’s a quick look little “did you know?” about the diva:

Sridevi was born on August 13, 1963 in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India. She has a sister named Srilatha and a stepbrother named Satish.

Has two daughters named Jhanvi and Khushi, both named after the heroines in husband Boney Kapoor’s films Judaai (1997) and Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000).

In the 1980s, Jaya Prada and Sridevi were fierce rivals. They were of a similar age, from the south and considered contenders for the coveted number one slot in Hindi cinema. In public, each would give the other the cold shoulder. Once, during the shooting of a K. Bappaiah film called Maqsad, Rajesh Khanna and Jeetendra locked the two warring queens in the same makeup room hoping they’d make up. No such thing happened. Two hours later, when they opened the door, they found the actresses sitting at opposite ends of the room in silence.

Sridevi was offered a role in Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg. She refused because it wasn’t a starring role and it would have meant taking a hiatus from Bollywood, at a time, when she was at the peak of her career.

She was cast in a dual role in 1993’s Baazigar. However, the director felt that the audience would never be able to sympathize with Shah Rukh Khan’s character if he ‘killed’ Sridevi on Screen. The role was re-written and two different actresses (Shilpa Shetty and Kajol) were hired to play the roles originally meant for La Devi.

She was the original choice for the role in ‘Beta’ that made Madhuri Dixit a superstar. She turned the role down, because she felt she was already doing too many films with Anil Kapoor.

At the height of her career, Sridevi received countless marriage proposals from wealthy American and British born Indians who saw her as the perfect trophy wife. One of her rumored suitors was Hollywood movie producer Ashok Amritraj.

She said, “To be very honest, the characters I have played in the south has been much, much more challenging and exciting then what I have done in Hindi cinema.”

She also said, “Believe it or not, I don’t have an ego. That is one of the first lessons I learnt when I entered this line. Every thing here is so uncertain. One moment you are a goddess and the next moment you are out of work. And under the circumstances the ego is hardly any help. I don’t believe in it and I think every actor or actress should learnt to crush their ego even before they learn to act. But here the equation is very strange, so many people who don’t know to act also have an ego.”

Dead on Madame Devi!

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One response to “Still Sizzling

  1. Deeps

    Sridevi is the ultimate when it comes to acting, screen presence, dignity and grace. This diva is surely aging beautiful. It’s time she came back on the silver screen with a rocking performance and obliged her zillions of fans.

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