The industry has marked this ‘tremendous loss.’
Bollywood’s first female superstar, actress and producer Sridevi Kapoor, has passed away at the age of 54.
Kapoor suffered a heart attack, The National reports. She is survived by her husband, Boney Kapoor, and their daughters, Jahnvi and Khushi.
Luminaries of the Indian film business have paid tribute to the beloved star on social media.
“I have no words,” said actress Priyanka Chopra. “A dark day.”
I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
Actress Sushmita Sen, who was the first Indian woman to win the Miss Universe pageant, also expressed her grief.
I just heard Ma’am Sridevi passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest. I am in shock…cant stop crying…
— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) February 24, 2018
Actor and comedian Jaaved Jaaferi said the passing of his “favourite performer” was a “tremendous loss to the industry.”
Shocked and devastated. An amazing talent and my favourite performer passes on. A tremendous loss to the industry.
“Bijli giraane main hoon aayi, kehte hain mujhko hawa Hawaii” RIP dear #Sridevi. pic.twitter.com/nBrhmAlPlz
— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) February 24, 2018
Kapoor was in Dubai at time of her death, having last week attended the Ras Al Khaimah wedding of fellow Bollywood star Mohit Marwah and stylist Antra Motiwala.
The star began her career when she was just four years old, appearing in Tamil and Telugu films before making her Bollywood debut in 1975’s Julie.
She enjoyed huge success throughout the 1980s and 90s before taking time off until 2012. Then, her comeback with the film English Vinglish earned her comparisons to Meryl Streep and Audrey Hepburn in international media.
Beloved for her comedic sensibilities, dance numbers and sense of style, Kapoor was one of India’s most renowned actresses.
Many others who knew and loved Kapoor shared memories and condolences for their fellow mourners on social media.
My first job in 1990 was on ‘Lamhe’ and this song ‘Megha re Megha’ was the very first time I saw this legendary actor create her incredible magic on screen. From Sadma to Chalbaaz, from Mr.India to Chandni, it was impossible to take your eyes off her when she appeared on screen. A true star. A gifted actor. A woman with tremendous dignity. Gone too soon. RIP Sridevi. Sad sad day.
An absolute icon. Gone too soon, #Sridevi. Too soon…
— Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) February 24, 2018
— Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) February 25, 2018
Shocked & disturbed with the news of #Sridevi garu’s demise. She truly was the epitome of everything amazing as an actor & a woman. My all time favourite actress.. Gone too soon. Strength to her family & loved ones. May her soul Rest in Peace.
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) February 25, 2018
Kapoor’s legacy will live on in her films, and in the hearts of her loved ones and fans.