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25 Feb

Sridevi dead at 54: The world mourns the loss of ‘Hawa Hawai’



Highly regarded as Bollywood’s first female superstar, Sridevi breathed her last in the late hours of Saturday in Dubai.  The veteran actress suffered a ‘massive cardiac arrest,’ which lead to her untimely demise. She was 54.

The actress who gave us wondrous hits such as Lamhe, Judaai, Khudagawah, and Himmatwala amongst others was an icon par excellence whose repertoire and personality remains unmatched. Thus, when news about her death broke, it also took with it the soul of Bollywood and the Subcontinent.

Here’s how the biggest names of India and Pakistan reacted to the news…

The first to do so were Bollywood’s Priyanka Chopra and Sushmita Sen.

The news then spread around on Twitter and Instagram.

“I am at a loss for words & jolted as if struck by lightning,” said singer, Adnan Sami.

As the news went global, personalities like London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan also posted on Twitter.

In Pakistan, her death shocked each and every fan of hers who have basically grown up watching her…

On Instagram, Ahmed Ali Butt and Saba Qamar wrote about their memories with the late actress.

Saba even shared her photo with the actress from last year at the Masala awards in Dubai.

R.I.P legend We’ll miss you ?? @sridevi.kapoor #sabaqamar #sridevi

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Sajal, who was known to be extremely close to the actress after the production of Mom just had a few words to say.

Lost my mom again…

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