Saturday, 15 August 2020

Sridevi remembered on Instagram, Twitter and other Social Media

Sridevi remembered on Instagram, Twitter and other Social Media this week in honour of, what would have been, the late actress' 57th birthday. 

Nostalgia is a tricky thing; it warms the heart, wets the eye. 

Happy Birthday Sridevi, wherever you are. 


Sridevi and Rajinikanth in Johnny (1980)

 Sridevi and Rajinikanth in Johnny (1980)

Sridevi's Daughter is Trending On Netflix: Congratulations to Janhvi Kapoor and team Gunjan Saxena

Sridevi's daughter is trending on Netflix! 

Congratulations to Janhvi Kapoor and team Gunjan Saxena. Conflating different issues, we can see the troll bots and half-wits who have 'disliked' the film and everything related to it on YouTube, questioning the merits of a genuinely beautifully made, acted, written film. 

However, as more and more people are watching it and it has been universaly praised by reviewers and critics, clearly the vocal trolls are not getting their way. 

Putting aside all our biases - the good and the bad - we saw the film and absolutely loved it. We see the online angry mob trying to lynch this film for their own warped interest, but their impotent rage needs to be diverted elsewhere. 

Watch the film and be inspired and amazed. The team effort is incredible and gorgeously executed. 

On a personal note, congratulation Sridevi-kid. You are a shining little star - well on your way to replace haloed ground left empty by your legendary mother. 


Sridevi and Mithun in Waqt ki Awaaz (1988)

Sridevi and Mithun on the sets of Waqt ki Awaaz (1988). 

Dozens of pics in earlier post here.

Friday, 14 August 2020

Thursday, 13 August 2020

20th Anniversary of the Sridevi Fan Page


20 years ago today, I started the small Sridevi yahoo fan page - which has since morphed to this blog - to collect ALL images of Sridevi and collect every news-byte, feature and interview with her or in her orbit as an ardent fan. Along the way, I found the like-minded (and the insane!) and we've been growing together as the largest Sridevi fan site online.  

The numbers grew slowly and exploded in 2012 when it was made official that Sridevi would return to films, yanked out of her self-imposed retirement and hiatus by the formidable Gauri Shinde/R Balki/Boney Kapoor holy trifecta. 

Now, two years since her passing - or as we see it, return to her deity form as she was a Goddess* - we average between 2.5 - 3.2 million views till date. 

Gone, but not forgotten, Sridevi. Forever. And ever.

My oft-repeated Goddess anecdote. 

So for a cover story of Post magazine, I got to meet Sridevi on 30 August, 2012. At the end of the chat with Sridevi, I told her pls do more movies as we fans miss her so much and then talked briefly about a book; if I could write a biography of sorts on her. She said, "Why would anyone want to read a book on me? I'm just an ordinary woman..."

"NO!", you are not!" I loudly interjected. "You're a Goddess - you just don't KNOW you're a Goddess!".

She laughed. The PRS at the hotel laughed. Her personal-trainer laughed... 

I was hella serious! 

She patted my head (she's a lot taller) and walked away. 

RIP Sridevi.