Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Sridevi at the screening of Irada


Feb 2017

Sridevi and Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of KHUDA GAWAH (1992)

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Built on the customary Bollywood pillars of romance and action, it gives Sridevi a go at another double role. As the Pathan's (Amitabh's) new wife, she waits in vain for him to keep his promise to return before losing her senses. As their daughter, she has only un-pent contempt for her father until she reunites her Pathan parents after the patent fights.

Sri outshines even her shoulder-bendingly heavy, white and gold ensembles. That even a ridiculous scene like her regaining her sanity when she sees her husband becomes plausible, is a stunning testament to her talent.

Sridevi: "It was an unusual setting, unusual role. Lovely rich costumes, unheard of locales. Rugged mountains and a very interesting double role of a sad mother and a bubbly daughter. The reunion scene with a grey haired me and bearded Amitabh joining hands to fight the villains was quite emotional.

I had worked with Amitabh earlier in Inquilaab but at that time I was too young. I was like a bacchi [child] with a giant. I was in awe of the stature and only had a few scenes as his wife with him, besides a couple of songs. But by the time we got to do Khuda Gawah, we were very comfortable with each other. He is a great hero, one of the best.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Pretty in Pink: Sridevi in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla ensemble.

As she mostly favours Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Neeta Lulla (in that order!), rare to see Sridevi don the over-embellished machinations of a typical Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla ensemble. Pretty. Is it Sri or is it the outfit that's overall gorgeous?!

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Director Debaloy Dev tweets Mahurat shot with Sridevi and Salman Khan

Director Debaloy Dev tweets Mahurat shot with Sridevi and Salman Khan. The launch of Chandramukhi in 1991 was a huge affair. Salman Khan was coasting on newfound fame and success. Sridevi was the biggest star around at the time with rave, rave reviews of Lamhe (the subsequent box office flops did litter to dim her shine as she garnered almost universal acclaim for her fine act). Sadly this film was a huge turkey at the box-office. But gosh, two superstars looked great together.


Feb 8
1991 Mahurat Chandramukhi with my leading lady Ms Sridevi & my leading man Mr Salman Khan.



Filmfare Celebrates Sridevi

Haven't read it yet but of course we will with a red pen... without a decent sub-editor, the magazine is often riddles with inaccuracies and errors.