Speaking to MAIL TODAY on the occasion, the actress shared her delight on being conferred the Padma Shri.
"I am very honoured and absolutely delighted. It's great to know that your work has been recognised and accepted by veterans and elders. When you've put in so much hard work throughout your career, it's a great affirmation," Sridevi said.
The charismatic star was dressed in a pale green Sabyasachi salwaar kameez, especially created for the event. Her comeback film, English Vinglish, was a box office success.
"It was great to be back in front of the camera. I don't really look at it as a comeback because acting is what I know and love best, but the way the audience has accepted me and the positive response that the film has received is truly wonderful," Sridevi said.
With two upcoming fashion weeks in March, the actress who walked the runway as a showstopper at the couture week in the Capital last year, said, "I have no plans to be on the ramp, at least, not as of now."
Sridevi at the Shine stall at Design One 2013 at the Lodhi Hotel
The 50-year-old-star has been called 'Meryl Streep of India' by the international press and Variety, America's entertainment weekly, had described her as, "disarmingly charming in a manner that recalls Audrey Hepburn'. "I'm really flattered with that compliment," she admitted.
On her association with Design One, Sridevi added, "Design One is an exciting event to be associated with. The causes that the Sahachari Foundation works for and the charities it supports are important for social development. I think it is a wonderful idea to bring about awareness and give back to society through events such as these designer exhibitions, where the scope of raising funds is immense. I admire the dedication and solidarity with which the wonderful ladies of Sahachari have worked."
The two-day couture extravaganza, whose objective was to raise awareness and funds for deserving NGOs while promoting talent from across the country, featured both established and upcoming designers such as Atsu, Masaba, Ashdeen, Aarti Charitable Trust, Shine, Bodhi Tree, Mrinalini and Loulou Des Indes to name a few. The event was abuzz with the well-heeled fashiontas of the Capital.
Read more: at Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2286893/Comeback-diva-Sridevi-dates-Delhi-again.html#ixzz2MP0DAjkO
PUBLISHED: 01:14 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:14 GMT, 2 March 2013
Abha Dalmia presents a saree to Sridevi