Monday, 15 January 2018

TBT: Launch of Heer Ranjha

The Mahurat of Heer Ranjha was a star-studded affair. Though the film was a colossal flop, Sridevi acted and danced well and looked stunning throughout. Though we remember falling asleep when the movie was originally released (and we remember the scathing reviews and dry run at the box-office), there are several fans of the film who were fond of the classic much re-told tale of the two star-crossed lovers.

Along with the cast of the film (Anupam Kher, Anil Kapoor, Sridevi) are Sunil Dutt, Amrish Puri and the film's producer and director, Harmesh Malhotra. Malhotra was so fond of Sridevi that he repeated her in several films after the massive success of their original collaboration together, Nagina.

Rare Pic: Premiere of Mr India with the cast and crew

Talk about a rare pic and discovery from the archives! From Left to right; music director Laxmikant, film director Shekhar Kapoor, lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar, producer Boney Kapoor, actor Anil Kapoor and Srdevi with the kids from the film. Image from May 25, 1987!

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Sridevi's myriad looks

Sridevi's myriad moods and looks for the film Naaka Bandi 1990). She is PERFECTION in this song (the film is.. meh!).

Ten Pics of Sridevi and Boney Kapoor together over the years

Just a random series of pics of Sridevi and Boney Kapoor from the time they met in the mid 1980s till 2018!

Monday, 8 January 2018

Sridevi snapped on the sets of Dhadak (2018)

Designer Manish Malhotra, Janhvi Kapoor and Sridevi snapped on the sets of the upcoming film Dhadak (2018). Was Sridevi just visiting her eldest daughter on the sets of Janhvi's first film or will she have a cameo in the Karan Johar production?! Online speculation is rife - facts, not so much.

Sridevi with her Masala Award


Some stars are evergreen and Sridevi is certainly one of them. As Karan Johar once remarked, “Sridevi can never go out of fashion.” The Mom star is, in fact, witnessing a career revival post English Vinglish and Mom. Before that, as we all know, the actress was busy playing mom to daughters Jhanvi and Khushi in real life and had to take a break from acting.

With English Vinglish, she made a successful comeback after more than a decade. Bollywood can be cruel to senior stars, but Sridevi became one of the few stars, alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha, to break that shackle. After her performance in English Vinglish, in which she played a coy mother who nobody appreciates and takes for granted until she proves that there’s so much more to her than her laddoo-making skills, producers made a beeline for Sridevi.

But instead of jumping into a film-singing spree, she waited patiently for the right script. And then came along Mom, which was worlds apart from English Vinglish. The avenging mother of this thriller co-starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna was the polar opposite of the docile Shashi of English Vinglish. Mom wowed the critics and audiences alike and Sridevi’s power-packed performance was singled out as one of her best. The movie has made waves in  the international arena too as it was screened at a film festival in Moscow.

And although Miss Hawa Hawaii is on a roll, something tells us that this cinematic legend has much more to offer - which is great news for her legions of fans!

Sridevi wins Outstanding Performance for Mom