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We can't believe one year passed since Sridevi's mortal body departed this mortal world! Her body might not be with us anymore but her soul and aura are still very much with us through her body of work and the reputation she gained through love and respect. There is no one single day that we do not remember and appreciate Sridevi. She lives forever in our hearts.
As the above picture shows, this is what Sridevi weight to us. on one Side you put all actors and actresses of the industry, dead and alive together, and you put Sridevi on the other side and still Sridevi's side weight more!. To put it in simple words, Sridevi was, is and will always be better than everybody. There is no one better than her.
Note: The beautiful Sridevi illustration used in the picture is the work of the talented artist, our friend, Puneet Sharma. Follow him on Twitter @PuneetSharma7
How shall I start this letter? I don’t know. To me, love has always been the most difficult emotion to express. Many times I feel that even the word love is not expressive enough to what I feel and think when it came to you! What can I say about years and years of admiration, love and warmness?. There are celebrity crushes, fandoms and many other terms that different people use to describe their relationship or admiration for a celebrity, but with you none of these words suffice how I feel about you. None of them even represent 1% of what you are to me. I think the nearest definition to the warmness that I feel when it comes to you is the word “Family”.
Yes, you are that close to me. But I don’t want to be selfish here because I know many others of your true lovers also consider you as family. You have been close to many lives even without realizing that yourself. You may have met some of us and did not meet others but that doesn’t reduce the closeness all these people feel when it comes to you.
Your love has been planted in my family like a beautiful tree and through generations! I still can remember the words of my great grandfather when he said “This girl will go places!” watching your marvelous portrayal of Reshmi in Sadma. Unfortunately Big Grandpa passed away two years after that and did not live enough to see how your magic got stronger and bigger. My grandmother always termed you as the rebellious tigress of the Indian cinema. She always used to say if you want something different watch Sridevi and as a child I could relate to that. Mother on the other hand never termed you as a heroine. She always referred to you as the hero which became the norm after sometime even in the film industry. I have so many fond memories of family trips to the cinema to watch many of your movies. The first film I watched for you was Himmatwala and I think it was during that film that I became a Sridevi die hard fan forever. The craze was getting bigger every year and with every release of your films. I used to buy every single magazine just to read more about you, look at your pictures and read your interviews. I kept this habit until the early 2000s. I even bought magazines that had just few lines of news written about you in one single page. Your love has also passed from me to my nephews and nieces. I still can remember how my four year old niece asked me so innocently “Why is she so beautiful?” when I let her watch Nagina for the first time. How could a question like that be answered? I just smiled, I knew then that the girl was hooked for life. This was your magic Sri. Today this girl is 16 years old and a huge fan of yours. Here you have it. Five generations of my family who experienced your aura in a way or another. That is why I call you family, because you are close to many members of my family and I am sure many other fans feel the same way.
Dear Sri, I am not exaggerating when I say that because of your love I have developed myself and advanced in my life in different ways. Your love was the strong motivation for me to do many things in life that I would not have done without it. Because of it I learned a lot. When the internet became available in the mid of the 1990s I learned whatever I could learn on my own about web design. You had no presence online (Most of Bollywood stars had no presence then) so I wanted to do something about it and make information about you available online for all the fans to see and read. This was the birth of this site which is now known as Sridevi.biz. Photoshop is another thing that I started to learn and that was purely to edit and design your pictures. When Youtube was launched in 2005 a year later and you still had no presence there so I created my channel there in 2006 and the first video that I uploaded was for you and it was your magnificent song Har Kisi Ko Nahi Milta from Janbaaz. This was not just the first video on my channel, but this was the first Sridevi video uploaded on Youtube. Unfortunately a year ago that video was removed due to copyright but it hit more than 11 Million views and hundred thousands likes then! I learned all this because of you and today I am still benefiting from all this in other aspects of my life. You have no idea how I am grateful to all of it. When you decided to make your grand comeback to Bollywood, you joined Twitter so I and many other fans joined too just to be there with you and make our voices heard in many different occasions. Some of us are not that much in social media thing but we still wanted to be there because of you.
Dear Sri, your love has got me in touch with some of the most honest and great people. That happened especially during your comeback days. I have known and interacted with some very wonderful human beings that I admire and respect a lot. We became friends, sometimes we can’t keep in touch a lot because of this busy life but whenever we talk it is like we just talked yesterday. This is the closeness we have together and again you are the reason behind it. I am very very thankful to you and to them to be a part in my life.
Sriji, today is the 13th of August and it is your 55th birthday. This is the first birthday of yours that we will celebrate without your physical presence in this world. It has been more than 6 months since what they say that you left us. I rejected this and I am still rejecting it. To me and many millions of your admirers Sridevi never dies. You live forever in every breeze of air that we breathe and in every single drop of our blood. Yes, I will not deny the ache I still feel in my heart or the tears I shed whenever you come to mind, and believe me when I say that you come to mind a lot more than ever. Whenever I walk at night and look at the moon you come to mind immediately. Whenever I hear the words, star, actor, films, beauty, eyes, talent, queen, empress, cinema etc it is always you. It is always Sridevi, Sridevi, Sridevi. The map of India has always represented India to me, but now even that is not just India but India and Sridevi!. I look at flowers and your picture immediately comes to mind with your various beautiful appearances especially those with flowers on your hair. Today you live with me and inside me more than ever. More than before. I have been avoiding to come online as often because I don’t want read or hear words that you are no more there. It’s a lie. You were always there and will always be.
Dear Sridevi, all I want to say to you on this day is that even though you are not with us physically we truly feel your presence. The love and respect you get from us is still the same if not more. Today you have become immortal with all your great work, achievements and the respect you get. You will never be forgotten. Happy birthday my Queen.
We wish the diva a very happy birthday. May this year be all success, prosperity and happiness.
Many many returns on the day!
Join us and wish the Last Empress a very happy birthday either on Twitter or in the comments below.
As a birthday gift to our diva Sridevi, many fans from around the world wished Sri a very happy birthday in a video that was posted specifically for this occasion. The video shows many things, one of them is how Sri's fans are very loyal to her in a big way. It also shows that Sri's fans have no particular demography! All different ages, from all different nationalities and from different countries around the world!! Such a variety in fan base only an international film star gets and that is what our Roop ki Rani is. She always had this great international appeal that not many Bollywood stars enjoy.
First we have to thank our friend Deepa Bhatia who created this wonderful video and made it available to all of us. Then we have to thank our friend Puneet Sharma (Sri's fan club artiste) for helping Deepa in getting the videos from the different fans & his painting for the thumbnail pic of the video. We also thank Deepa's daughter Mahek for helping her mom in making this video. Finally a big thank you to all Sridevi fans who participated in this video and made it possible. We hope Sridevi loved this small birthday gift from all her fans.
Deepa Bhatia has posted another small video talking about her love to Sridevi, wishing her well on her birthday and talking how she became a huge Sri fan since the 1980s. We thank Deepa for giving us the permission to share this video on our website.
Our friend Deepa is well known as one of the strongest pillars of Sridevi's fandom club, but what not many know is the amount of huge passion, dedication and hard work she put into it. It is hard to express the work that has been done by Deepa or still is doing for Sri's fandom club. She is one of the most humble persons, never asks for any credit even when not given. Whatever work she does she do it purely in love to Sri and her fans and never, not even once asked for any credit for that in any way or even a simple thank you, but we want to change that and want to thank her and give her all the credit she deserves be it for the videos or for her other hard work. When she says she is Sridevi's worshiper we 100% believe her because it truly shows.
Deepa we love you for all this and keep rocking as you always do.
A humble request to you guys to thumb up the videos and write few words if possible in the comments on Youtube.
Do we have to express how much excited we are? Nope we don't because we know you are the same too. Today the most anticipated trailer of the year will be released. So the magic has to begin. We hope the trailer is so good and we expect it to be after the wonderful teaser.
Here are two more awesome posters of the film
The trailer is out. It is excellent. Visually beautiful and very suspensful. The great thing about the trailer that it does not give any kind of clue of the story and keeps the suspense and mystery intact. This is what we expect from a trailer of a thriller/suspense movie. Enjoy!
Three new beautiful posters are released for Mom! Things are getting more excited! Which one is your favorite?
We have kept quiet a lot since the media has been going rounds on how Sridevi rejected a role in Baahubali. Of course this is nothing new. This used to happen in the 80s and 90s because it is SRIDEVI not just any actor. Her name alone has more weight and more value to it than those feature films. Do you remember "She’s not Sridevi. She’s Radha". that was in early 80s and right on the poster of that film. They were just using her name to sell their film. Sri’s name sells better, a known fact.
So with all the media talking about why Sri rejected the film due to disagreement about the fees is just a normal thing. It happens a lot everywhere in Bollywood, South Indian industry or even Hollywood. What is most important that Sridevi never talked about it, she never said she was offered and rejected the film due to any reason. This is how it is done professionally. The veteran actress knows that the role went to someone else and it is not appropriate to talk about a role she has not done. This was Sri’s policy not from now but right from the early days in her career. This lady is all respect and dignity. She respects her colleagues and she deserves to be respected for that.
The Times of India has made an interview lately with the director of Baahubali and he has spoken in a so unprofessional tone saying the most absurd things! Yes, there are unprofessionalism in the industry but to go to that low level is just too much and specially when this comes from a director of a film. It seems the success of his latest film has inflated the head of this director like a balloon so much that he forgot who he is. So we think it is time to pop up his balloonic head and remind him of who he is.
Here is what he said:
“We were lucky that Sridevi rejected our offer to play Sivagami's role in 'Baahubali: 2”
"After hearing series of wishes from her (Sridevi), our team got fed up. We also thought that it would be above our budget to meet her demands. Then we approached Ramya Krishnan and she proved herself fantastic and we now feel, we were lucky that we dropped the idea of having Sridevi in our film."
Our Reply to him:
First: It seems the director is still having a grudge that Sridevi rejected his offer. It is obviously more than just a disappointment. I’m sure you can already feel the anger in his words. Now he even claims that he was inclined more to cast Ramaya. Man, get over it. Sridevi rejected your offer, end of story, stop being a crybaby. You were lucky? Hell no, we Sri fans are the lucky ones. If Sridevi wants to do these kind of films that has no scope or substance she should demand at least 10 crore for it in addition to a percentage from the box office collections. Why we are saying this? Because we do NOT want Sridevi to take these kind of projects. She was not meant to be a side role in insignificant films. Just because the film is a big hit that does not mean your film Mr. Rajamouli is a good one.
Second: Why would Sridevi lower her price and demands for you? Who are you? What is your body of work? You are a new director who made only 12 films or so. Your past work is not significant and has less value than a D grade Hollywood Indie director. So why would Sri take the risk with you and the small part you offered her? It is not that you offered her the main role or anything huge to make such compromises. Plus you are not the first person Sri rejects to work with. Who are you compared to Gulzar, Yash Chopra or Steven Spielberg? Are you even 10% of what these big names are? Nope, I don’t think so. Sridevi was offered films by these big directors and rejected them. Sri has rejected Yash Chopra’s last dream project 5 times, but did he go on the press to unprofessionally say things like you have said? No. She even rejected every film he offered her after Lamhe. Still the man was a gentleman and even appeared in Sri’s comeback film premiere. Just learn something because with this kind of behaviour you are not going to last. Don’t be arrogant.
Third: If you were looking for someone CHEAP why would you go to Sridevi? Yes, Sridevi is a pan Indian star that has a universal appeal in both south and north in the same degree (She is still the only one who has this position) but she is NOT cheap. Sri was never cheap. From the 1980s Sridevi was the highest paid star after Amitabh Bachchan and she continued to be the highest until 1997 when she stopped signing films. She is the first Female star whose fees touched the 1 crore at times when many big names were charging in lakhs so why would she lower her fees for you? If you wanted a cheaper option you should have looked somewhere else.
This is what late Yash Chopra said about her. Read it Rajamouli and learn a little:
“Putting her in a five star hotel, paying for air fare and other expenses is a package deal when you sign Sridevi. There is nothing surprising about it. Filmmakers know she's worth every penny they pay her, that is why they sign her.” Yash Chopra (Star & Style, July, 1991)
Fourth: Why do you say you were lucky? Because Sridevi’s presence might have reduced what you have earned? Your fees and your percentage? We think that is why you think you were lucky. It is all about greed. While he himself earned about 28 crore plus a percentage of the revenues poor Ramaya might have been paid less than 2 crores!! Do you see guys why now he says they were lucky? It is all about greed. It is all about HIMSELF!
It is a well known fact that in every film industry nowadays stars in addition to their fees they get a percentage of revenues, because people go to see the stars but for this film a director with hardly any body of work has done a trick and secured himself a huge salary on the expense of the other stars of the film. Thank god Sridevi was not a part of this bullshit.
Fifth: Let us remind Rajamouli that you were not lucky that you DROPPED the idea of having Sridevi, but she has rejected your offer (which obviously left you in a bad taste). You in this particular interview have said it yourself that she rejected your offer so keep that in mind.
Sixth: Please stay away from Sridevi. Your films and film making style do not have any appeal to most Sridevi fans. So look for other actors who will be ready to take pennies while you eat their salary portions alone. We are not interested. If Sridevi's name was not brought into all this we would have no idea that you even existed! Just zip your mouth from now on and be professional.
Sridevi's Mom teaser was released on youtube to a great response. The teaser has surpassed the 1 Million views in less than 24 hours! and more than 11,000 likes! Congratulations.
Do we have to say how amazing the teaser is? And if you want some goosebumps then just listen to Sri's lines in the end of the video.
Can someone get July fast here?!! We cannot wait.
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