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Sridevi was one of the Tamil actresses who struck it rich in Bollywood films. She followed a long line of Tamil actresses who achieved stardom in Mumbai and Hindi films like "Vyjantimala" "Hema Malini," and "B Saroja Devi." Sridevi achieved the top rung of the ladder and during her prime charged over Rs one crore for each film. She was the highest paid actress during the seventies and eighties of the last century. The Times of India has reported that the veteran actress who was just 54 passed away due to cardiac arrest, while on a visit to Dubai to attend a family engagement.

Sridevi

Sridevi starred in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu films, but she achieved her greatest success in Hindi cinema and gave umpteen hits.

She was a sure shot hit at the box office but its a pity she never got a break in Hollywood like the modern Bollywood stars, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone.

Personal life

Sridevi followed in the footsteps of Hema Malini and became a superstar. Their personal life also mirrored each other. Sridevi and Hema, both married much older men with grownup kids from Punjab. They were actor Dharmendra and film producer boney kapoor. To get married per se is not a crime but both the men married these actresses without divorcing their wives and in this, the two top heroines set a poor example for Indian women to emulate.

Death

The Bollywood actress had landed in Dubai on Sunday morning. She suffered a massive heart attack while she was in her hotel room. It is estimated that the attack took place around 11 pm.

The actress had no history of any heart problem earlier. The legendary actress was in the UAE to attend a family function.

Towards the end of her acting career, she married film producer Boney Kapoor and has two daughters from him. He elder daughter Jhanavi is also knocking at the doors of stardom and making her entry in Bollywood.

Sridevi was born in Sivakasi, a small town in Tamilnadu. She was destined for greatness in Bollywood and first acted in a Tamil film at the age of four. In Bollywood, Sridevi, after a small struggle struck it rich with her film "Chandani." she never looked back after that. She starred with almost all the top heroes of Bollywood and as per reports, she was extremely health conscious. Her cardiac arrest is a surprise and has plunged Bollywood in sorrow.

Last rights

Sridevi's body is being brought to Mumbai by a chartered plane and will be taken to her residence where all the famous personalities of Bollywood are congregating. She will be cremated tomorrow.