Condolences from the South on Sridevi’s demise: ‘Sadma song rings in my ears, that’s the lullaby for her’

I think that’s the great lullaby for the great Sridevi,” he said, referring to the Yesudas song Surmayi ankhiyon mein from the 1983 hit movie. “She had a happy life, my deepest condolences for the family. Film and theatre artiste Y G Mahendra, who acted with Sridevi in many movies, told The Indian Express that she was a rare combination of beauty and talent. Our paths diverted when she became a superstar in Hindi. Still she became a successful actor in Hindi too. By that time, she was successful in Hindi cinema. “When she came, she was not so talented. She was one of my very few close friends,” he said. “Seeing her acting as a child artiste, everyone knew she will become a great actor,” he said. But she worked hard. She was still a child when she came to work with me,” he said, recalling that film director Balachander had asked him to help Sridevi with acting and dancing. But before the camera, she would transform, like a fire. 2018-02-26T06:32:05+00:00″>
Updated: February 26, 2018 6:32 am

Sridevi and Haasan in Tamil movie Varumayin Niram Sivappu. Behind the camera, Sridevi was always a silent girl who would peacefully listen to others. She was also rare in the way she conquered the Hindi audience after acting in many South Indian films. Seema Sasi, actor and wife of Malayali film director I V Sasi, recalled, “On the shooting sets, she will not ask for a second chapati from her mother, but just look at her. She successfully achieved it,” he said. She was always her mom’s pet. Recalling their last meeting a month ago, he said that while both of them were not prone to show of emotions, they hugged when they met. We used to tease her for that.”
Seema’s late husband Sasi directed 18 movies starring Sridevi. That was the discipline. I know they loved her very much, I know she loved her daughter, I used to make fun of them seeing their love,” he said. “Conquering Hindi audience was not easy those days, that too after acting in so many Tamil movies. “I knew her for almost 40 years. Like Kamal Haasan, Sridevi started her career as a child artiste and went on to become a superstar. She acted in 37 movies with me,” he said. Sasi was so happy for the gesture.”
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Get assembly election result LIVE updates from each constituency in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya “Her astonishing career was not luck, it was well-deserved for her hard work. Rajinikanth said he could not believe the news of her death. Her mother would give the second chapati if she was allowed to have it. “They were great friends. In his condolence message through a video release, Kamal, who acted in 37 films with her, recounted his memories with her. When she saw him, she stopped and rushed to meet him. She did not know a single word in Hindi when she went to Bollywood. “I am grateful for that,” Kamal said. Once, Sridevi was passing as Sasi was on a shooting set in Chennai. “The Sadma song rings in my ears now.