Seldom do leading ladies of India command the kind of stardom that Sridevi does. Sources confirm that a fan club based in Bangalore will be assembling a five part documentary-drama series on the life of Indian cinema’s most celebrated heroine as she reaches the fiftieth year of her career in films.
The gorgeous actress, who began her tryst with cinema as a child artist has an impressive filmography that not even some of the most established leading men in the industry can match. As a tribute to her work, the fan club has arranged for the untitled project, which kick-started after its four co-founders had several meetings with Sridevi’s husband and popular filmmaker, Boney Kapoor. The club informed that the documentaries will be an amalgamation of archival footage, extensive interviews with Sridevi’s co-stars from Hindi and South Indian films, as well as her family.
A source reveals, “The first film will chronicle Sridevi’s career as a child artist in MA Thirumugham’s Thunaivan at four, and her work as a child actor in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. The second and third films will portray her Bollywood debut as a child artist in the 1975 hit, Julie and her first adult role at 13 with the Tamil film Moondru Mudichu. She debuted as a leading lady in Solva Sawan (1978) and gained widespread recognition with Himmatwala (1983), Mr. India (1987), Chandni (1989), Sadma (1983), Nagina (1986), Chaalbaaz (1989), Lamhe (1991), Khuda Gawah (1992), Gumrah (1993), Laadla (1994). The films will also feature interviews and magazine covers from the ’80s.”
The concluding documentaries in the series will highlight Gauri Shinde’s 2012 hit, English Vinglish followed by the honour of Padma Shri in 2013.