Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Shekhar Kapur: Without Sridevi, there can never be another Mr.India"

Something we've been saying for ages now, without Sridevi there can be no sequel to Mr.India - despite it being one of the most requested films for a part two. The film's direction just confirmed that there are no plans for Mr India 2 since Sridevi's untimely device.

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Sridevi as Pooja in Lamhe

click to enlarge

Enacting a double-role for the n'th time, Sridevi ensured that Pallavi and Pooja were as different as they could be in the much loved Lamhe; the wardrobe, the length of hair, the way she cried, the gravitas of Pallavi and insouciance of Pooja.

By age 27, Sridevi had done enough dual roles in the same film to cognitively and instinctively know that to convince the audience of two separate characters, she used the tricks of the trade and her own preternatural, god-given-gifts as an actress to never confuse them.

Kamal Haasan had said Sridevi was like blotting paper; she absorbed anything and everything around her to grow exponentially as an actress and it was a "phenomenal" rise like no other.

We couldn't agree more.

Golden Sridevi in Nigahein (1989)

click to enlarge

Golden gal; Sridevi on the sets of Nigahein - her golden costume for the finale dance. She's incredible in the song and dance routine - as usual.  Released days before her birthday (11 August, 1989) by producer and director Harmesh Malhotra, the movie wasn't a path on its predecessor but has its fare share of fans - us included!

Sunny Deol and Sridevi on the sets of Ram Avtaar (1988)

Sunny Deol and Sridevi on the sets of Ram Avtaar (1988)

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Bollywood A-list: Bachchans, Khans, Devi, Dixit

It would take someone like Bollywood's favourite designer to get this into the same frame, from left to right; Abhishek Bachchan, Sridevi, Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, Manish Malhotra (upon his 50th birthday celebrations) and Madhuri Dixit-Nene.

Sridevi glistening in gold... the star of stars.

sigh. what a TBT pic

PS: Sri wearing an Abjani-Sandeep sari for the occasion, not an MM. 

Friday, 17 May 2019

Sridevi - fan made montage

Sridevi during her second chapter in Bollywood. A page that got ripped off too soon but, here she is...