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Sridevi – a name loved by everyone in a dhadak and lasted on forever! Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan a.k.a. Sridevi Kapoor, a Padma Shri awardee, first female superstar, veteran actress and whatnot, became an exemplar of a woman who could follow her dreams, raise her voice, snatch the spotlight from men and make it her own. Be it as Hawa Hawai or Chandni, this ‘khwabon ki shehzaadi’ is still ‘har dil pe chhayi’ and will continue to reign our hearts till eternity! (Also Read: These Pics Of Sridevi With Boney, Janhvi And Khushi Prove That She Was The Backbone Of The Family)
It was on August 13, 1963, when a star was born! Sridevi had started off her acting career at the age of 4 and had continued doing what she loved the most, till her last breath. Since the first film as a child actor, Sridevi’s innocence and exuberance had lit up the screens. Sridevi had more than five decades of film career and a remarkable journey that speaks volumes about her unprecedented talent. With the diversity of roles Sridevi had portrayed in her entire career, it is proved that there will never be another Sridevi again!
August 13, 2019, marks the 56th birth anniversary of late Sridevi Kapoor, and to commemorate the day, her family including husband, Boney Kapoor, daughter, Janhvi Kapoor, devar-devrani, Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor, sister-in-law, Maheep Kapoor, have posted heartfelt wishes for her on social media. Janhvi, who was the Dhadak of Sridevi, penned down a simple birthday message for her mom and wrote, “Happy birthday Mumma, I love you.” Her message, indeed, speaks volumes of love she has for her mother.
To mark the special occasion, Janhvi Kapoor also made a trip to Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Dressed in a traditional South Indian attire, a gold and green half lehenga-cum-saree, Janhvi decided to start her late mother's birthday on an auspicious note by paying a visit to the Tirupati Balaji Temple. What we cannot miss is how strikingly similar Janhvi is looking to her mother in this picture! Checkout the picture and the video of her temple visit:
Sridevi's husband, Boney Kapoor too, tweeted a birthday wish for her, which could be read as “Happy Birthday Jaan, missing you every minute of my life, keep on guiding us, you will remain with us till eternity. #Sridevi.” Sunita Kapoor posted a picture with Sridevi on her Instagram, and captioned it, “Memories are always special. Sometimes we laugh by remembering the times we cried, and we cry by remembering the days we laughed!!! That’s life. Happy birthday Sri. Miss you so much.” Maheep Kapoor posted family pictures with Sridevi and captioned it with a heart.
Sridevi’s brother-in-law and her most-beloved co-star, Anil Kapoor, referred to her birthday as a ‘bittersweet’ day. In his heartfelt message for her, Anil wrote, “Today is a bittersweet day as we celebrate you on what would have been your 56th Birthday…We feel the sadness of your loss deeply, but remembering your smile and the joy you brought to all our lives unites us in your memory...We miss you everyday #Sridevi!” (Also Read: Sridevi's Unseen Pics With Boney, Janhvi, Khushi And Kapoor Family Prove She Was A Perfect Homemaker)
As a tribute to Sridevi, Madame Tussauds Singapore announced the launch of Sridevi’s exclusive wax statue on her birthday. According to the Madame Tussauds Singapore, a team of 20 skilled artists had worked closely with Sridevi's family over the course of five months to replicate her pose, expressions, makeup and iconic outfit from her iconic song, Hawa Hawai from Mr India. Lizzie Parkinson, Costumier from Merlin Magic Making team in the UK, stated, "It was a privilege to recreate such a legendary star in close collaboration with her family. What made this project particularly challenging and interesting was the recreation of her outfit. Her crown, cuffs, earrings and dress brooch were 3D-printed, and went through numerous tests to achieve the level of detail needed. It was a joy to see everyone's work come together and we look forward to unveiling the figure soon."
Announcing the news on Twitter, Madame Tussauds Singapore team tweeted, “Happy birthday @sridevi.kapoor As a tribute to Bollywood icon, we are pleased to announce that we will be launching her wax figure in early September this year! Her figure is one of its kind in the world, and it’s an exclusive addition to Madame Tussauds Singapore! “I am touched that Madame Tussauds is honouring my wife, Sridevi Kapoor, and her work by having her figure immortalised. I, along with my family will be a part of the occasion when the figure is unveiled in Madame Tussauds Singapore at the Ultimate Film Star Experience. We hope this exhibit can be a place for everybody to continue paying their tributes to her.” says Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor Indian film producer. There will be a special memorial wall where you can leave your tribute messages, and many more! Do not forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as we release more information in time to come! #MadameTussaudSG #MTSG #SrideviMTSG #Sridevi.”
Also, on Sridevi’s 56th birthday, the acquisition of a book titled Sridevi: Girl Woman Superstar has been approved by her husband, Boney Kapoor. It has been written by author and screenwriter, Satyarth Nayak, who spoke on the similar lines, “I have always been a huge admirer of Sridevi and this book gave me the perfect opportunity to celebrate the journey of India's beloved screen goddess. It was wonderful interacting with various film personalities that she worked with over the years, and put together their memories and stories into a narrative that charts her saga from a child star to India's first female superstar. What I am proud of is that besides her legendary innings in Hindi cinema, this book for the first time delves deep into her iconic body of work in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada cinema.” (Also Read: Janhvi Kapoor Is The Spitting Image Of Her Mom Sridevi Kapoor, These Pictures Are The Proof)
Sridevi has left a void that can never be filled!
Be it the silver screen or the red carpet, call her Hawa Hawai or Chandni, this ‘khwabon ki shehzaadi’ will always be ‘har dil pe chhayi’ and continue to reign our hearts till eternity. A mere glimpse of her would make heads turn and she is still afresh in our minds.Read More