I Hate Sridevi For Dying: Ram Gopal Varma On Sridevi’s Demise

Ram Gopal Varma pens a long post after hearing of the sad demise of legendary actor, Sridevi. 

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Ram Gopal Varma on Sridevi. 

Legendary actor, Sridevi passed away due to a cardiac arrest in UAE on 24 February. The actor was with her husband, Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi at the time. The news has shocked Bollywood as it mourns the English Vinglish actor. Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has written a tribute on social media upon hearing of her demise.

I have a habit of constantly dreaming and waking up every once in a while in the night to check out my cell phone and I suddenly saw a message that Sridevi is no more... I thought that either it’s a nightmare or a hoax and I went back to sleep... An hour later I woke up to check and there were around 50 messages informing me of the same.

Varma recalls the first time he witnessed a performance by Sridevi and how it left him awestruck.

Back in the times when I was in engineering college in Vijayawada, I happened to see her first telugu film “padaharella vayasu”... I was awestruck with her beauty and I walked out of the theatre in a daze thinking that she cannot be a real person and she has to be some fantasy form who somehow has taken a human shape. Then I saw her various other films,all of which constantly created a higher bench mark of both her talent and her beauty... To me she looked like some being who has come from some other world in the outer space as a favour to bless us for a little while for all the good we might have done in this world .
I thank God for creating Sridevi and I thank Louis Lumiere for creating the movie camera for giving us an opportunity to contain her forever. I still can’t believe that she is no more and I am lying in bed writing about my memories of her.   

Read the full post here:

Posted by RGV on Saturday, February 24, 2018

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