Sridevi has indeed broken all records of sustained stardom in this cut-throat business where favourites change every Friday.
The Sridevi starrer Mom has been pushed to July, and it’s for a good reason. The gorgeous actress completes 50 glorious years in cinema and Mom is her 300th film.
A big celebration to commemorate the grand event is underway with all her heroes and directors from the Tamil, Telugu and Hindi film industry would be in attendance to pay an ode to the magic we call Sridevi.
Her proud husband and producer of Mom, Boney Kapoor, can’t contain his joy. “Sri is completing 50 years of acting in 2017. She started at the age of four in 1967 in a Tamil film called Thunaivan. We are in 2017 and releasing her 300th film. Do you know of any other actor in the world with such longevity? I don’t.”
It’s not just a proud husband talking. Sridevi has indeed broken all records of sustained stardom in this cut-throat business where favourites change every Friday.
Her co-stars, right from Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Anil Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor to Mehdi Nebbou in English Vinglish and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Mom are expected to join in the celebrations. Among the director fraternity, there will be big names like T Rama Rao, Raghavendra Rao, Gauri Shinde and Ravi Udyawar gracing the occasion.
Nawazuddin, who worked with Sridevi for the first time in Mom can’t stop gushing. “Who isn’t her fan? I used to watch her films in my hometown and wonder if she is for real. When I was offered a role in her film in a Mom I didn’t think twice before accepting it. Even if I had been asked to do one shot in a movie starring Srideviji I would have done it.”
Sridevi herself remains unaffected by all the adulation. “I’ve never thought about how good I am or how long I’ve been here. I’ve just done my work from the start to the best of my abilities. I’ve never considered myself special. If people think I am special then I guess I am blessed,” she says philosophically.