Bollywood is paying tribute to one of the Indian film industry’s most loved actresses, Sridevi, who died suddenly Saturday at 54.
Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi. She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances. My thoughts are with her family and admirers in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2018
I am at a loss for words & jolted as if struck by lightening at this late hour of the night to learn about the shocking & tragic news & untimely demise of #Sridevi ji. Heartbroken. She was India’s sweetheart, an incredible artiste & a beautiful human being. Gone too soon. RIP.🙏 pic.twitter.com/VEIveFY4tw
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) February 24, 2018
Actress Kareena Kapoor called Sridevi’s passing “heartbreaking.”
— Kareena Kapoor Khan (@KareenaOnline) February 24, 2018
As India woke to the news Sunday, social media lit up with tributes to the woman described as a “rare superstar.”
I just can’t believe it’s true… All my love & strength to the family. As gorgeous as an Angel & now amidst them. RIP #Sridevi 💔
— Anusha (@VJAnusha) February 24, 2018
Chandni, Mr India, Tohfa, Khuda Gawah, Lamhe, Sultanat, Nagina just to name a few Hindi ones and countless Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, and Kannada films that many of us haven’t even seen or heard of. #Sridevi was a rare superstar and a real beauty. RIP x
— Noreen Khan (@DJNoreenKhan) February 24, 2018
— Jagrati Shukla (@JagratiShukla29) February 24, 2018
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) February 25, 2018
India’s President Ram Nath Kovind and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi offered their condolences.
Shocked to hear of passing of movie star Sridevi. She has left millions of fans heartbroken. Her performances in films such as Moondram Pirai, Lamhe and English Vinglish remain an inspiration for other actors. My condolences to her family and close associates #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) February 25, 2018
Shocked to hear about the sudden and untimely death of one of India’s favourite actress, Sridevi.
Sridevi was an incredibly talented and versatile actress whose vast body of work spanned a range of genres and languages.
My condolences to her family. May her soul rest in peace.
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) February 25, 2018
Really enjoyed meeting Bollywood icon Sri Devi on my recent trip to India. So sad to hear the news of the death of such a terrifically talented actress, performer and producer. #SriDevi pic.twitter.com/5wDvH8xUwD
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) February 24, 2018
Sridevi is survived by her husband, Boney, and daughters Jhanvi and Khushi Kapoor.