Today, the 13th of August marks the 55th birth anniversary of Sridevi. It is going to be a really emotional day for Sridevi fans. After Sridevi’s death earlier this year, today is her first birth anniversary. The Padma Shri recipient passed away in Dubai on February 25 due to cardiac arrest. Sridevi was there to attend the marriage function of actress Sonam Kapoor’s cousin Mohit Marwah, along with husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi. Last year, Manish Malhotra hosted a bash at his home, which was attended by Rekha, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Rani Mukerji, Shabana Azmi, Tina Ambani and Karan Johar.
Things you should know about Sridevi:
-Sridevi was offered a role in Hollywood film ‘Jurassic Park’ by Steven Spielberg, which she refused owing to her reluctance to take a hiatus from Bollywood
-When Sridevi was shooting for ‘Na Jaane Kaha Se Aayi Hai’, she was down with high fever.
-When Sridevi started with Hindi films, she wasn’t very fluent in Hindi. For many of her initial films, Naaz and Rekha dubbed for her films.
-Sridevi was the sole earner in the family, she financially supported her mother, stepfather, sister and stepbrother
-A 13-year old Sridevi had played the role of Rajinikanth’s stepmother in Moondru Mudichu (Tamil film from 1976).
-Sridevi named her daughters Janhvi and Khusi after the heroines in Boney Kapoor’s produced films – ‘Judaai’ (1997) and ‘Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai’ (2000), respectively.
-Sridevi was given a double role in ‘Baazigar’. Later, the director decided against casting her because it would have overwhelmed the audience watching Shah Rukh Khan’s character ‘kill’ her on screen.