Saturday 2 December 2023
Friday 1 December 2023
Though she was two years and two days older than Sridevi, Suhasini made her debut much later in the '80s and worked with the South Indian superstar in two Telugu films; Muddula Mogudu (1983) and Aakhari Poratam (1988).
Legend has it Sridevi's mother Rajeshwari encouraged the lovely actress to work in front of the screen and not behind the scenes. Suhasini had said in past interviews that while they were working together she didn't feel a sense of competition as Sridevi was already a major star and they had known each other for years. After all, Suhasini is the niece of Sridevi's frequent co-star Kamal Haasan. Sridevi even helped Suhasini when it came to pleating her sari on set, giving her tips on how to change quickly and so on.
There was a talk show led by Suhasini where Sridevi appeared in 2012 - during the English Vinglish promotions - that I've been dying to re-watch again and hoping to get a full translation of here. Being contemporaries and friends for long, it was the most comfortable, at-ease Sridevi had ever appeared on television. Alas, can no longer find it.
Can you name all the films? And which year? Sridevi rode high. Queen of all screens she conquered.
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