Bollywood and the entire nation is in the state of shock on this dark day when veteran actress Sridevi breathed her last. Bollywood’s beloved diva Sridevi Boney Kapoor passed away due to cardiac arrest in Dubai where she was attending in her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding. Just before her demise, the actress dressed in her fashionable best and danced like no one’s watching. According to the reports, her husband Boney Kapoor and youngest daughter Khushi Kapoor were present at the time of her demise. The sudden demise of such a fit and flamboyant Bollywood actress came as a shock to not just the film fraternity but also to the fans who looked upon her as the finest actress of the Indian cinema.
On this dark day, let’s have a brief throwback of the time when Sridevi was at the peak of her career and refused to a Hollywood film offered by a renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg. At that time she was being hailed as the ‘lady Amitabh Bachchan of the industry’. She was not only the most-in-demand actress but also a fantastic performer in whichever movie she was roped in.
Back in 1993, Steven Spielberg was helming Jurrasic Park and wanted to cast Sridevi in a role. Being at the peak of her role, she didn’t find it suitable to do a small role in the film and felt that the role didn’t meet her stature. She politely refused Spielberg and the Bollywood lovers had to wait for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to make a mark in Hollywood.
But Jurrasic Park was not the only film Sridevi rejected.
She was offered the role opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Darr. She refused the role saying that it had nothing new to offer. She also said that she would have happily accepted
Shah Rukh Khan’s role if that was offered to her.
Explaining why she refused Darr, she said in an interview, “After Chandni and Lamhe, I feel Darr would have been an ordinary character for me.”
Sridevi Boney Kapoor passed away on Saturday night due to a massive cardiac arrest. She was 54 at the time of her death. She was rushed to Rashid Hospital but couldn’t be revived. Her mortal remains are expected to reach Mumbai on Sunday evening.