On February 24, 2018, the country lost one of its most prolific actresses, Sridevi. She has been an inspiration to many. Many have grown up looking at her and many have aspired to become actors, courtesy her. In an unfortunate accident, the actress drowned to death in a bathtub, when she was in Dubai to celebrate Mohit Marwah's wedding. It's been a year since then, as we celebrate her first death anniversary. Just like us, several TV actors have aspired to be like her. So they go back to the memory lane and talk about her and the characters played by her which served as a textbook to them.
Smiriti Kalra: Sridevi is my favorite actress. Nobody does comedy like her. I talk about her in the present tense as she lives in my heart. As a child I have grown up dancing on her songs- ‘ Mere Haathon Mein Nau-Nau Chudiyan Hai’ and ‘Morini Baangan Ma Bole‘. Through her films, she has made me laugh and cry and smile and giggle and I would want her to remember her like that.
Krishna Bharadwaj: I remember the first film of Sridevi I watched was Sadma on DD1 and remember I cried a lot. That character affected me so much that I fell ill. Sadma is my all-time most favorite film of Sridevi with Kamal Hassan, I learned what acting can be since childhood I wanted to be an actor and I was surprised with the character that so much can be done as an actor, he character in Sadma has always been with me.
Piyush Sahdev: I have been a fan of Sridevi's film from the '90s. Mr. India has been one of my favorite and how she played Charlie Chaplin in the film it was not easy to portray Charlie Chaplin but she did it with such ease, she's an inspiration to many. A few days back I watched Mom and the charisma of her onscreen presence doesn't seem to fade.
Shashank Vyas: I have always loved her acting and how she's been versatile in her career. She played every character with such conviction be it a comic role or a serious one. I have grown up watching her films like Nagina, Chalbaaz, Sadma, Lamhe, and Chandi being my most favorite.
Adaa Khan: Sridevi was my favorite actress I loved her a lot and I used to watch all the films be it Chalbaaz, Mr. India's Hawa Hawai was my favorite, Morni Baga Ma Bole in Lamhe and Mere Haathon Mein Nau Nau Chudiyan in Chandni. I took inspiration from her while working in Naagin, I looked up to her and I am happy that I worked into something that she had been a part of. She was very expressive, especially her eyes and I always try to do that, as an actor one should know to express from the eyes and that's what I learned from her. I really look up to her and I hope she's happy wherever she is May her soul rest in peace.
Rohitashv Gour: It was disheartening to lose Sridevi, she was a talented actress, dancer and what not she was a perfect heroine. I loved her film Sadma, the way she enacted in the film was so much heartbreaking. She was a very spontaneous actor. She even did a comic and serious role in the best way and her dancing skills are what the whole world admires.
Tinaa Dattaa: I have been a huge Sridevi fan since childhood, I remember watching her films Chandni, and Lamhe which have been a major textbook for me as I aspired becoming an actress. I took some inspiration for my first show from her films. It's a great loss to the industry I only pray may her soul rest in peace.
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