Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Sridevi tweets her condolences as Jayalalitha is laid to rest

As a child star, Sridevi acted with Jayalalitha in five films. While Sridevi went on to become the Queen of Bollywood, Jayalalitha left the film industry (with over 140 movies in several languages to her credit) and went on to join, well, rule politics in her signature style.

As we just heard the news of the passing of Jayalalitha on Dec 5, we have been tracing the responses online. Fans posted these images on social media and we've collected the snippets and pics - related to Sridevi. Obv.

E.g. we found this archival image of the actress Jayalalitha (very different from the politico) and young Sridevi as Lord Muruga. Sridevi acted with Jayalalitha in Aadhi Parasakthi (directed by KS Gopalakrishnan) which was a huge success in its time.

Over the past few decades, the two met on and off when Sridevi visited Chennai. During the release of Gumraah, Jayalalitha was doing a hunger strike in Tamil Nadu over some issue and Sridevi went to visit her -  much to the chagrin of her detractors, and banned the film on several screens. Sridevi went on to state that she visited the Chief Minister on a personal basis and had nothing to do with politics but, her defense fell onto deaf ears. Well. Such is the irrational world of politics in India.

19h19 hours ago 
A great leader who drew huge respect,love,adulation & worshiped by millions of followers,the country will surely miss Jayalalithaa Amma. RIP

The most articulate dignified,cultured & caring lady, lucky to have worked with her. I Along with millions of our people will miss her.

The last time the two met in person was at the centenary celebrations of Indian cinema held in Chennai, where Sridevi was honoured for her contribution to south Indian cinema.

UPDATE: Sridevi does her condolence visit...

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