Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor dies after heart attack

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Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor has died in Dubai after a heart attack, her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor has confirmed to indianexpress.com. She was 54.

Actress Sridevi Kapoor arrives for the gala presentation of “English Vinglish” at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival, Sept 14, 2012. Reuters

From the age of four, she had worked in films in the Tamil, Telugu, Malaylam, Kannada and Hindi languages.

She was considered one of the very few Indian female superstars capable of huge box office success without the support of a male hero.

She was with her husband Boney Kapoor and her daughter Khushi Kapoor while her other daughter, Janhvi Kapoor was in Mumbai shooting her upcoming film ‘Dhadak’, according to the Indian Express report.

One of the last pictures of Sridevi from Mohit Marwah’s wedding in Dubai.

Sanjay Kapoor had landed Saturday night in Mumbai but on hearing the sad news, he took a flight back to Dubai immediately on landing. “Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here, I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai. It happened roughly around 11.00-11.30. I don’t know more details yet,” Sanjay told the Indian daily.

The entire family was in Dubai for the wedding ceremony of Bollywood actor Mohit Marwah.

The actress complained of heart ache and she was then rushed to the hospital, however, the attack was a major one and there was not much to be done to save her. It is reported that Sridevi’s body will reach India by 2pm today.

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor dies after heart attack

Sridevi’s most memorable onscreen pairing was with her real-life brother-in-law Anil Kapoor, while her most successful films were produced by husband Boney Kapoor. The actress’ last film will be Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Zero’ as Sridevi did a cameo in the film which was shot last October. Buzz was also that Sridevi was going to judge a reality dance show, however, she hadn’t confirmed that news.

Born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, Sridevi worked in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films before entering Hindi films.

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor dies after heart attack.

Her most remarkable films include Sadma, Chandni, Himmatwala, ChaalBaaz, Mr India, Nagina, Mawali, Tohfa and Gumrah among others.

She started acting in the late 1960s, but her performance in Malayalam film Poombata in 1971 won her the state award for best child artist.

She debuted as a lead actress in a Bollywood film in 1978, soon becoming one of India’s biggest film stars.

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor dies after heart attack.

The versatile actress decided to take a break from the film industry after the release of Judaai in 1997.

She made a comeback in 2012, starring in English Vinglish.

In 2013, the Indian government awarded her the Padma Shri — the fourth highest civilian honour.

India mourns death of the versatile actress

Politicians, Bollywood celebs, long-time friends and colleagues have poured their hearts out on Twitter to the passing away of the timeless beauty.

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