+ The encyclopedia of acting
+ The first female superstar of India
+ The benchmark of comedy
+ The absolute gracefulness of dance
+ The powerhouse of emotions
Unabashedly commercial, and yet brilliantly nuanced when needed; the absolute favorite of directors ranging from Yash Chopra to Ramgopal Verma; her absolutely striking body of work from Lamhe to Sadma to Chandni to English Vinglish to Gumraah to Mom to Mr. India to Khuda Gawah and many more films left a generation of cinelovers in complete awe..
She could get a million hearts to throb at the twinkle of her eyes.. her naughty chuckles would get a generation to laugh with her.. and when she loved with passion, whether it was her passion to learn a language to reinforce her worth to herself and the world, or her undying love for a man she loved from her very childhood, no one could match up to it..
And then you wake up to a world when she is suddenly not there.. And nothing remains the same ever again..
… Yeh lamhe yeh pal hum barson yaad karenge… Yeh mausam chale gaye to hum fariyaad karenge….
– In deep mourning for the true enchantress Sridevi….