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Rakesh Shrestha: Working with her from HIMMATWALA to LAMHE had been a fantastic journey. She's highly professional - a switch-on/ switch-off performer. When she is in front of the camera, she literally transforms and she is full of energy. And as soon as the camera is off, she is one of the most isolated persons. She is a very highly versatile actress, a trend-setter. When she arrived in Bollywood she was known as one of the most sensuous heroines, and then she transformed herself into the most graceful and dignified actress in a sari. So that's her graph, you see, she wore a sari in MR INDIA and the same sari in CHANDNI and yet she had a different identity in each. Both were highly accepted by the audience. That's called being versatile. That's Sridevi, an all-time favorite of mine."
p56, March 2015, Cine Blitz
We picked up the March 2015 issue of Cine Blitz (long time reader/subscriber!) and were so happy to see a passage and rarely seen pic of Sridevi (below) in it.
In a feature with photographers Rakesh and Rohan Shreshta (father and son duo), they discuss their muses with little anecdotes. We've always known that Shreshta senior has the most enviable collection of Sridevi pics EVER (he should do a book on Bollywood/Sridevi pics!) and glad that he's listed her as his "all-time" favourite.
PS: As a fan pointed out, considering Rakesh Shreshta did innumerable portraits of Sridevi for Cine Blitz, how odd that they chose to use a pic shot by Dabboo Ratnani and not RS! Oh well....
|Sridevi on the sets of Bhagwaan Dada (1986)|