Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) corporator Yogiraj Dabhadkar demanded to name the flyover on Mogra nullah at Lokhandwala Complex in Andheri to be named after veteran actress Sridevi. Dabhadkar, who is also the chairman of the K West ward committee, wrote to the Mayor demanding the same. He was quoted saying, “A flyover on Mogra nullah near Celebration Club at Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West, should be named ‘Abhinetri Sridevi Udanpool” in memory of the renowned actress.”
He also further added saying, “Sridevi, who started her career in Bollywood as a child artiste in the film Julie, acted in several popular movies. Along with Hindi films, she also acted in Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil films. In 2013, Sridevi was felicitated with the Padmashri award by the Centre for her achievements in the field of acting”The corporator’s letter was put up for discussion in the civic group leaders’ meeting on Monday and before taking a final decision, the group sent the proposal to the municipal commissioner for his remarks.
Sridevi passed away on February 24 in a Dubai hotel in a tragic accident due to accidental drowning. The actress was in Dubai for nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding with husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi Kapoor. Elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor could not be there with the family for the wedding as she was busy shooting for her debut film Dhadak. Dhadak’s trailer was recently released and received a lot of love from the audience and they are now looking forward to the release of the film on 20 July 2018.