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Sridevi (1963-2018)

Sridevi: A genuine 24 karat star

Sridevi: A genuine 24 karat star

Sridevi typified that rare creature, the Bollywood actress who didn’t want to go slowly into the night, and was determined to do something about it. Bollywood, like all mainstream, male-star-dominated industries, has still not found an easy way to incorporate ‘older’ women into their stories; Sridevi, at 54, had proved that she was still a crowd-puller, and there were hopes that she would pave the way for other actresses on a similar slope. Madhuri Dixit has appeared in a couple of films, as has Manisha Koirala, but it was for Sridevi that whole films were being written.