Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 June 2019

One year after Sridevi's death: celebrities pay tribute to the Bollywood legend

Her daughter Janhvi shared a heartbreaking moment, while director Farah Khan noted how 'supportive and encouraging' the star was

A picture of Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor that was put up outside her residence in Mumbai on February 26, 2018, two days after her death. Photo: AFP 
A picture of Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor that was put up outside her residence in Mumbai on February 26, 2018, two days after her death. Photo: AFP 

It has been exactly a year since Bollywood legend Sridevi died in her hotel room in Dubai, sending shockwaves across the industry, and the world.

The actress, who was only 54 when she died, had a varied career that spanned many languages and more than six decades (she first appeared on the big screen as a child in 1967's Thunaivan).

With the one year anniversary of her death today, many prominent Bollywood stars and famous Indians took to Twitter and Instagram to share their condolences.

Here are some of the most heartwarming celebrity tributes...

Elizabeth director Shekhar Kapur shared this photo of the actress on the set of one of her most famous films, Mr India:

Veteran actress Azmi Shabana shared this simple tweet:

Her 21-year-old daughter Janhvi Kapoor shared this photo of mother and daughter holding hands, with the caption, "my heart will always be heavy. But I'll always be smiling because it has you in it."

Director Farah Khan shared this throwback from 1994 of herself and Sridevi (centre). "When I was just starting out in my career, she was so supportive, so encouraging," Khan wrote. "Getting to choreograph a Sridevi show, or a song for her, was like a dream.. no wonder I never got awed or starstruck with any other star in my entire career because I started from the TOP! There never was and never will be anyone like SRIDEVI. Love her always."

Actor Vivek Dahiya reminded fans that Sridevi always spoke her truth:

Maheep Kapoor, wife of Sanjay, who is Boney Kapoor's brother, posted these three Instagram photos (click on the arrow to scroll). She captioned the photos with: "will always remember the good times":

Politician Mamata Banerjee had this to say on Twitter on the anniversary:

Updated: February 24, 2019 11:30 AM

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