Indians and Bollywood fans worldwide are in shock to learn of iconic actress Sridevi’s demise on Saturday night 25 February 2018 between 11-11.30. The national award winning actress succumbed to an unexpected heart attack in UAE where she was with husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi attending a wedding.

Sridevi passes away after fatal cardiac arrest

The Bollywood superstar 54 with a huge fan following worldwide was confirmed dead by brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor. Both her husband and daughter were with her as she passed away. “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 confirmed the news to reporters of an Indian daily.

India’s greatest actress according to CNN-IBN poll 2013

Sridevi, the Bollywood Diva, and superstar debuted on the silver screen of Bollywood when she was just 12 in the 1975 hit film Julie. Since then the star has never looked back with several box office hits notably Mr India (1987), Lamhe (1991) and Judai (1997). Although her last appearance onscreen was a Hindi movie titled Mom released in 2017, it was the bilingual Gauri Shinde directed hit English Vinglish (2013) where Sridevi shone in what perhaps can be touted as her Swansong of Hindi cinema.

Incidentally, English Vinglish was her comeback after a 15-year hiatus and looking as gorgeous as ever. Sridevi was one of India's most prolific and sought-after actresses having acted in several south Indian films before debuting in Bollywood with Julie. She was known for her acting prowess as well as her striking good looks where even in English Vinglish she shone through her role.

Sridevi voted as India’s greatest actress of all time in a CNN-IBN poll of 2013 has several domestic and international awards tucked under her belt. In 2013, she was conferred India’s fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri for her contribution to Indian cinema.

In UAE to attend a wedding

Sridevi was in UAE with her family husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi attending the wedding of friend Mohit Marwah when she suffered cardiac arrest.

With the sad news just released an hour ago, India will wake up to a shock with its favourite actress passed away. Sridevi is mourned by her husband and two daughter’s Khushi and Jhanvi who is set to debut in Bollywood this year with Karan Johar's Dhadak.

Rest in peace Dearest Sridevi-13.8.1962-24.2.2018