The only film Sridevi did with Shatrughan Singha, Sherni.
Directed by Harmesh Malhotra (of Nagina fame), this wasn't much of a movie. The low-budget and faulty direction, writing, editing, choreography mediocre music... is all too apparent.
Here is a fine example how Sridevi was often better than the movie she was in. A polished diamond set on a shoe-string.
Based loosely on the crime spree of Phoolan Devi (Shekhar Kapoor went on to make the faultless, fearless Bandit Queen in later years), the movie isn't great by any measure. Srdevi's efforts are valiant however... hmm. No further comment.
BTW one look at the posters and clearly you know who was the biggest star at the time of the film's release. It's a classic case of A-list stars working with a B-list budget. The way it was shot is particularly abysmal...
|Sridevi: One Woman Industry|
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Legend has it, the film's producer Pawan Kumar waited for Sridevi's approval for the film for a long time. Sridevi's mother Rajeshwari (one of the original momagers) was not sure how Sridevi would do in the horse riding scenes, but Sridevi was a fine equestrian and had no problems. Sridevi finally gave the go ahead when Pawan Kumar agreed to pay Sridevi her full market price.
|The Sherni billboards that were spread across the nation in the 1980s|