“Mai Madira nahi Peeti Ji” says a shy Anju (Sridevi) to a rowdy Jaggu (Rajnikanth ) when the latter asks her to join him for a round of Tharra (Country made liquor). A simple dialogue delivered so earnestly by Sridevi, that makes us laugh out loud but at the same time feel sad about the troubled Anju, who was brought up in her father’s house, bullied by her stepmother and her brother. This is the 1989 movie Chaalbaaz I am talking about. How many actresses can star alongside Sunny Deol and Rajnikanth and manage to outshine them? Sridevi was one such actor, a powerhouse of talent and she was impossibly beautiful. She was the perfect specimen of feminine charm.
The entire nation woke up to the terrible and tragic news of Sridevi passing away in Dubai after a massive cardiac arrest. She was just 54. Sridevi was in Dubai for a family function. Her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi were with her at the time of her death.
Sridevi’s untimely death sent Bollywood into a state of shock too. Almost every Bollywood personality took to twitter to express their condolences and support to the aggrieved family.
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
I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
Woken up to Absolute Shock and Disbelief ! Tragic news ! Im at a loss of words,can’t comprehend this at all! Why? Gone Too soon ,Sri , my heart goes out to Boneyji,jahnvi and Khushi at this moment. Condolences and Prayers . #sridevi
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) February 25, 2018
Just woke up to the terrible news of Sridevi passing. My heart goes out to her family. The world has lost a very talented person who left behind a huge legacy in film. #RIPSridevi
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) February 25, 2018
Can’t believe this .. I just woke up and heard the news !!! It’s sad and terribly shocking !! I’ve always been such a fan of Sriji !! How fragile is this life we take for granted !! 😣😣😣
— Juhi Chawla (@iam_juhi) February 25, 2018
Shocked beyond words to hear about the sad and untimely demise of #Sridevi. A dream for many, had the good fortune of sharing screen space with her long ago and witnessed her continued grace over the years. Thoughts and prayers with the family. RIP 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 25, 2018
Still can’t believe it. She was truly iconic. Shocked. #Sridevi
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 25, 2018
Politicians were no exceptions either. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences. “Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi. She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances. My thoughts are with her family and admirers in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace,” he said.’
President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted: “Shocked to hear of passing of movie star Sridevi. She has left millions of fans heartbroken. Her performances in films such as Moondram Pirai, Lamhe and English Vinglish remain an inspiration for other actors. My condolences to her family and close associates.”
But there is one party that never fails to shock us. The party that knows how to take out political advantage from even the most unfortunate incidents. It’s ofcourse the Congress Party.
As the entire nation was mourning the loss of Sridevi and trying to come to terms with the fact that she is not with us anymore, here’s what Congress did. Take a look at what Congress tweeted.
We regret to hear about the passing away of Sridevi. An actor par excellence. A legend who will continue to live in our hearts through her stellar body of work.
Our deepest condolences to her loved ones. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the UPA Govt in 2013.
It takes a lot of immorality to come up with a condolence message like this. Congress couldn’t let go of politics even in a condolence message. It was pointless to boast about the fact that Sridevi was awarded the Padma Shri by the UPA Govt in 2013 was insensitive and opportunist.
This certainly wasn’t missed by people. The apparent politicization of Sridevi’s death by Congress left people fuming!
I would not be surprised if they extend… she was alive when indira and rajiv were prime ministers but died in modi govt. Shameful.
— Shaifali Malukani (@sp_malukani) February 25, 2018
What a shameless..unclassy self promoting tweet by @OfficeOfRG party..ugh
— Maya (@Sharanyashettyy) February 25, 2018
"She Was Awarded The Padma Shri By The UPA Govt In 2013". Are You Serious? Is That Line Even Necessary To Pay Tribute To A Legendary Actress? Please Stop Politicising The Death. You Guys Are Disgrace To Humanity. Shame On You Congress. #Sridevi #RIPSridevihttps://t.co/gdPHFEIWE4
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) February 25, 2018
The Congress is truly an opportunist vulture as many call them rightly.This obituary proves it tht when any gvmnt gives Padmashree,it shud advertise that fact when the awardee passes away.What kind of senselessness is this?Congress definitely not the party India wants to vote for
— Seema Trivedi (@SeemaTrivedi6) February 25, 2018
The last sentence is needless. Please delete it
— rasheed kidwai (@rasheedkidwai) February 25, 2018
In the bid to get more Retweets and Shares on Social Media, Congress has abandoned the basic tenets of decency and humanity. Their politicization of Sridevi’s untimely death was most unfortunate!
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