Sunday, 27 November 2022

Sridevi's house in Chennai: A grand tour by Janhvi Kapoor for Vogue India




The original Sridevi house was palatial, much larger than this smaller one shown in the4 clip - Sridevi moved to a smaller house (which she talked about in interviews in the 90s) as the original palace was too big to maintain, especially when she was hardly there. 

The photo makes us nostalgic. We had a Sridevi wall too growing up! Except they were all cut outs from film magazines. 

 

Sridevi on the sets of Naya Kadam (1984)


 Sridevi on the sets of Naya Kadam (1984)

Sridevi

 Sridevi

Friday, 25 November 2022

Sridevi and Krishna in the Telugu film Maa Voori Magadu (1987)

 

Sridevi and Krishna in Maa Voori Magadu (1987)

Sridevi as a Vogue Centrefold: Queen of Hearts

 Sridevi as a Vogue Centrefold: Queen of Hearts! 

 Bought five copies of Vogue when Sridevi was on the cover! 

Sridevi as a seductive professor vibe was.... um... a choice. 

She looked stunning on the cover in Valentino. 



Thursday, 24 November 2022

TBT to 1987: War of the roses: Jaya Prada and Sridevi in Majaal

Jeetendra, Jaya Prada and Sridevi in Majaal

Stardust: Dear Sridevi, Your rivalry with Jaya Prada, is really too much. Despite her efforts to make up with you, you still resent her and continue to hate her. I believe that you stretched your ego clashes so far that you sulked and fought for top billing for the film Majaal in which you are a co-star with Jaya Prada. Isn't it foolish and downright petty for a top star like you to stoop so low and fuel a cold war? 

Jivraj Verma. Poona 

Sridevi: "Yes, I'm aware of the cold war between Jaya Prada and me, because people have been going on and on about it. The world has been right in thinking that Jaya Prada and I are not friends, because I am in the industry to work and not to socialise. Once the camera is switched off, I acknowledge no other presences, but mine. But please, I don't hate her, because if I were to sit hating a person it would mean attaching too much importance and Jaya Prada is certainly not worth it. Contrary to public opinion, Sridevi doesn't have to fight for top billing, she gets it, because the audience knows that she deserveds higher billing than Jaya Prada." 

March 1987, Stardust






The film was produced by Jaya Prada's husband and there was a dance off between the two divas (TBH a better one in Maqsad) that was pretty on the nose about how the leading ladies felt about the other. The actresses were 24-25, spirited in their tiffs and taunts to the other (which we've studiously recorded in the archives!).