New Delhi, Feb 27: Veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi, died due to an accidental drowning (as per reports)in Dubai late on Saturday. She was just 54. Here are some unknown facts about her:
- Sridevi’s real name was Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan
- Sridevi started her acting career at the age of 4
3. She financially supported her mother, Stepfather and stepbrother till date
4. She could not speak Hindi at the initial phase of her career
5. As she was not fluent with Hindi, superstar Rekha dubbed for her movie ‘Aakhiri Raasta’
6.She was offered a movie from the Hollywood by Spielberg in Jurassic Park but she refused the role as she was busy with her Bollywood projects
7. The actress who ruled hundreds of hearts was the highest paid actress from 19885-1992
8. It was the dedication of Sridevi towards her work that despite having 103 fever she did not step back and finished shoot for the song ‘Na Jaane Kaha Se Aayi Hai’ of movie ‘Chaalbaaz’.
9. She was also offered a dual role in ‘Baazigar’ but was not cast as the director thought it would be more interesting and overwhelming for the audience if Shah Rukh Khan did the same
10. Having talent and beauty in abundance the superstar received various marriage proposals from wealthy Americans and British born Indians.
11. Her career was not that easy to her, Jaya Prada was one leading actress of the same time due to which Sridevi had a competition and also the two actors were never cordial with each other
12. In order to break the ice between the two actors, Rajesh Khanna and Jeetendra locked the two beautiful actresses in a room and it was observed that nothing changed, rather both of them were sitting in the corner of the room quietly.
13. Sridevi actually spell her name as Shree Devi but never corrected her name in the film credits
14. She was given second preference for 2 of her most important films as it was initially offered to Jaya Prada
15. Sridevi also did playback singing for movies such as Sadma, Chandini, Garajna
16. She lost her father while she was shooting for Yash Chopra’s ‘Lamhe’ in London. She flew home for later rituals and came back to shoot a comic role with the co-star Anupam Kher
17. Till date, she won 5 Filmfare for the best actress in a leading role.
18. In 2013 the government of India awarded her Padma Shri as the fourth highest civilian honor.
19. Sridevi as small as 13 years played Rajnikanth’s Stepmom in a Tamil movie.
20. Sridevi never liked celebrating her birthday’s
21. Many gossip columns state that the superstar was first married to Mithun Chakraborty, the marriage was annulled as he was already married to Yogeeta Baali.
22. Sridevi was given first preference for Indra Kumar’s movie’ Beta’ where she was supposed to star opposite to Anil Kapoor but she denied as she had already had strings of film with the actor
23. Superstar Jeetendra and Sridevi emerged as the most popular couple on screen they have done as many as 16 films and out of which 11 were superhits
24. As per reports Sridevi was offered Bahubali 1 and 2 but denied as already had projects she was working on.
25. She named her Daughters Jhanvi and Khushi after the heroines in Boney Kapoor’s film Judai.