Throwback: Yash Chopra recounts the time when Sridevi’s father passed away during the shoot of Lamhe


This was a performance-based scene where the artist had to be deeply involved and improvise. He did not have the courage to tell her this devastating piece of news so the director just asked to go visit him as he was quite critical. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd The circumstances and schedule were such that the first scene she had to do was a comedy scene with Waheeda Rehman. The actor was an icon in Hindi cinema delivering some of her best performances in films like Lamhe, Chandni and Chaalbaaz among many others. Being the thorough professional she was, she said that was what she was here for, to act. Related News
In Memoriam: Members of the film industry pay their tributes to actor SrideviFrom Superstar to Style IconThe Many Shades of SrideviSridevi, 54, passed away on Saturday following a cardiac arrest. Lamhe was one of the finest performances by this great actor. RIP Sridevi. Her mental state might not have allowed her to be in that comic space but Sridevi knew that her work commitments could never take a back seat and she proceeded to continue with the filming. Chopra asked her if she would be okay with it and Sridevi readily agreed. Her career lasted for over five decades and through all those years, Sridevi was known for her professionalism. 2018-02-25T14:46:31+00:00″>
Published: February 25, 2018 2:46 pm

In the old video, Yash Chopra recounts that before Sridevi left, he told her that they will wait for her no matter how much time it takes. She told Yash Chopra that she could only come back after 16 days and so the team waited. In this old interview with Karan Johar, director Yash Chopra recounts the time when Sridevi’s father passed away during the shoot of Lamhe. The cast and crew were all filming near Manchester when Yash Chopra got to know of her father’s demise. See an old video of Yash Chopra as he recounts the time when Sridevi’s father passed away during the shoot of Lamhe:

The 17th day when she got back, Yash Chopra asked her if she was mentally and physically ready to perform. Sridevi aced it. The world could see her work on screen but her professionalism was only known by those who worked with her. Yash Chopra recounts that before she left, he told her that they will wait for her no matter how much time it takes. He even requested Air India to hold the flight until Sridevi reaches as her departure from London could not be delayed. Upon reaching, Sridevi got the shock of her life.