Actor Sridevi Kapoor died of a massive cardiac arrest in a hospital in Dubai on Saturday, reported Filmfare. She was 54.
Sridevi was in Dubai to attend her nephew’s wedding with husband Boney Kapoor and her younger daughter Khushi. Her younger brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor confirmed the news to IANS.
Before entering Bollywood in 1978, Sridevi had made a number of movies in the South Indian film industry. She was best known for her Bollywood hits Mr India, Chandni, Chaalbaaz, Sadma, Gumrah and Lamhe. After Judaai in 1997, she took a 15-year-long break before making her comeback with English Vinglish in 2012.
The government of India had also given her the Padma Shri – the country’s fourth-highest civilian honour – in 2013.
Bollywood celebrities, as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressed their condolences.