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.
Ye Lamhe , ye pal hum har pal yaad karenge.. ye mausam chale gaye toh hum fariyad karenge.. #RIPSridevi
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
I just heard Ma’am Sridevi passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest. I am in shock…cant stop crying…
— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) February 24, 2018
The news then spread around on Twitter and Instagram.
— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) February 24, 2018
— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) February 24, 2018
I am at a loss for words & jolted as if struck by lightening at this late hour of the night to learn about the shocking & tragic news & untimely demise of #Sridevi ji. Heartbroken. She was India’s sweetheart, an incredible artiste & a beautiful human being. Gone too soon. RIP.🙏 pic.twitter.com/VEIveFY4tw
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) February 24, 2018
As the news went global, personalities like London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan also posted on Twitter.
Really enjoyed meeting Bollywood icon Sri Devi on my recent trip to India. So sad to hear the news of the death of such a terrifically talented actress, performer and producer. #SriDevi pic.twitter.com/5wDvH8xUwD
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) February 24, 2018
I am shocked . I have no words. My condolences to the family , friends and fans of cinemas darling … Sridevi ji .. #RIPSridevi
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) February 24, 2018
In Pakistan, her death shocked each and every fan of hers who have basically grown up watching her…
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) February 25, 2018
Rest in peace #Sridevi ji. You have left us with great memories of joy and tears.
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) February 25, 2018
The "SADMA" of losing this ultimate superstar is heart wrenching .Her smile, beauty, acting, aura and those "NIGAAHAIN" will be missed forever. pic.twitter.com/9Y6S5qXt9w
— Imran Abbas (@ImranAbbas) February 24, 2018
Sridevi Sridevi Sridevi
Immortalised in her work.
So much to so many.
My child hood fairy. Inspiration.
Ye Lamhe Ye Mosam Barson Yaad Karain Ge…
I can’t believe she’s gone pic.twitter.com/mfWfbZB5dU
— Nadia Jamil (@NJLahori) February 25, 2018
— Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (@RFAKWorld) February 24, 2018
— Armeena Khan (@ArmeenaRK) February 24, 2018
— Meesha Shafi (@itsmeeshashafi) February 25, 2018
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.
RIP Sri Devi – legend of the screen pic.twitter.com/gj2FeKKkJy
— Riz Ahmed (@rizmc) February 25, 2018
Sajal, who was known to be extremely close to the actress after the production of Mom just had a few words to say.