Monday 17 June 2024

Sridevi by the late great Gautam Rajadhyaksha

Sridevi by the late great Gautam Rajadhyaksha. Shot in the 1990s in Bollywood, Sridevi's modern avatar was so different from the usual glamarous, costumed shoots Sridevi used to do. Gautam da was so skilled in presenting movie stars as what they were; supernovas that came across once in a lifetime... 


TBT: Boney Kapoor and Sridevi in New Delhi meet tennis ace Leander Paes



Sridevi and Boney Kapoor meet Leander Paes at an event organized by Sahara India at India Habitat Centre. 
-- New Delhi, October 5, 2010

 Today is Leander's birthday - we wish the ace player and champion well. 

Sunday 16 June 2024

Sridevi in costume on the sets of Laadla

Sridevi in costume on the sets of Laadla 
 
The only Sridevi fan account we follow: Amazing Sridevi on Instagram. 

This silver costume for her song and dance routine, and that Tina Turner wig that cropped up just for the song Mere Ghulam Tea Qatal-e-Aam

  • Archive of images and features on the film here.

Jeetendra on working with Sridevi, "She was a fabulous dancer"

Jeetendra on working with Sridevi, "She was a fabulous dancer"
 

Saturday 15 June 2024

Sridevi in and as Chandni (1989): Her alter ego on the big screen

 

Sridevi on the sets of Chandni (1989)
It's almost a side-eye shot and its too cute. Sridevi was so beautiful. 

Legendary actress Shyama was a Sridevi fan: TBT to this Lehrein clip

 



We've long run Sridevi's famous fan quotes on the blog. A welcome new edition, when even legendary performers stated they were fans of Sridevi. Yesteryear actress Shyama, who was a rage in the  1950s in Bollywood, was a Sridevi fan: TBT to this Lehrein clip. 

Be it Helen, Waheeda Rehman or Raj Kapoor, at some point or another they stated in print or in media, they loved the work of Sridevi. You know the quote, 'game recognises game'?! Icons recognise others, greatness finds it in others. Be it contemporaries, co-stars, legends or the younger generation, Sridevi's collection of fans within the industry was second to none. 

  

 

Real vs Fake: Trending image of Sridevi online



 

This fake, over edited image of Sridevi from the sets of Lamhe is trending on social media. The real photograph vs its digitally altered avatar. Like fake news about Sridevi, we will be calling out fake images too.