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How Sridevi became the star who everyone wanted in their films in the 1980s

Sridevi was one of the actresses who made a successful transition from acting in the South to Hindi films

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The sudden death of actress Sridevi of a cardiac arrest at the young age of 54 has left not just her colleagues in the film industry, but also her millions of fans, in shock. On social media, they paid tributes to her and recalled not only her landmark films but also noted that she had begun a comeback at an age when most mature actresses are consigned to boring and clichéd ‘mother’ roles. With English Vinglish, released in 2012 when she was 48, Sridevi had shown that she could play a central role and still hold attention

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First Published: Feb 26 2018 | 11:32 AM IST

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