Sridevi – the impressive actress of bollywood.
Sridevi is one of the leading South Indian actresses who had dominated both bollywood films and South Indian films in the 80s. She impressed the viewers with her notable performance in the film Himmatwala, opposite Jeetender and the dancing skills of both of them brought a new dimension to bollywood films.
She got roles in the big banners, like Karma, directed by Subhash Ghai. Her performance was impressive along with brilliant acting of Dilip Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Nasiruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, etc. The film was based on terrorism and the theme was new and fresh in the mid-80s, with Dilip Kumar facing the terrorists with offenders who were facing life sentences.
Sridevi was brilliant in her role in Jaanbaaz, as the wife of Firoz Khan, who was killed by the consumption of drugs. She became the leading star of the 80s, with her blockbuster Mr. India, opposite Anil Kapoor.
Mr. India was directed by Shekhar Kapoor with a topic related to fantasy where a person, by wearing a technological gadget could be invisible. Anil Kapoor became Mr India and destroyed the evil plans of Amrish Puri, by becoming invisible. Sri Devi acted as a journalist who stayed in Anil Kapoor’s house as a tenant and showed her comedy skills along with romantic skills and powerful dancing.
She had acted in the hit films of the leading actors of that time including Akhree Rasta, opposite Big B, Chandni, opposite Rishi Kapoor. She even had done well in double roles, like the one played in the film Chaalbaaz, opposite Sunny Deol and Rajnikant. She had carried on the rich legacy of acting and dancing displayed by other leading actresses of South India, like Vaijayantimala, Hema Malini, and showed that dancing can be displayed as creative arts.
The audience expects her to re-enter bollywood films, by acting in character roles in future.
Article By: Rumi Chatterji.