When a legend sees her own iconography...
Sridevi's poster of Chandni was the rage of 1989. Here she is in 2012, signing an autograph and holding up that memorable artwork.
Superstars of their time, Vyjanthimala, Hema Malini, Rekha, Sridevi, Aishwarya Rai and Deepika Padukone.
They had top billing, pay-cheques, roles, power, rights, title roles... essentially, choices on how they were projected on film and the national consciousness. Queens all, icons each.
Sridevi wearing Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla (left) and wearing a backless Donna Karan in purple satin (right), The pink for a Bengali movie premiere back in 2013, the purple for Filmfare awards 2011. She really did wind the clock backwards, looking better with age and chronicling what was in vogue on her bare back. A reason many a designer loved her as muse and movie star.
As the late, great scribe and photogreapher Gautam Rajadhyaksha said of her, Sridevi was one of the few Indian actresses who could pull off Eastern designer wear or Western couture with equal ease and elegance - a skill lacking in many of her contemporaries and competition.