Thursday, 29 September 2016

Sridevi arrives in Sri Lanka

1980s Cover Girl: Sridevi


80s magazine cover girl Sridevi. From the now defunct Star & Style. 



 Sridevi at the launch of the film...

A young Javed Akhtar and Boney Kapoor flank her in the pics below. And a surprise appearance by Yash Chorpa at the launch. Yash Chopra had seen Sadma and been wanting to work with Sridevi since mid 80s - he finally worked with her in 1989 in Chandni and then again in Lamhe of course. In several interviews he has stated the greatest actress he's worked with has been Sridevi (actor, he said was Amitabh Bachchan).


Rocking the '80s Sridevi and Jeetendra

Rocking the '80s Sridevi and Jeetendra!

On the Set: Sridevi in Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja

Sridevi on the sets of Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja. 

On A Film Set: Sridevi

On the sets of the film Chandramukhi, a colossal flop written by Salman Khan (no less!), Sridevi did however look gorgeous throughout the film. By her own admittance (in MOVIE magazine interview)  in the 90s, she did say that she got the maximum flak for this and the film Chand Ka Tukda. 

Written as a children's fantasy film (that borrowed heavily from movies such as the Tom Hanks film BIG and the Telugu supernatural-fantasy film, Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari!), shoddy direction and editing made this movie mostly unwatchable. And yet, thanks to the Facebook fan page of Sridevi (see here), we find that, indeed there are fans of this movie! Esp younger gen who saw the film on TV and ended up liking the frothy adventure! Go figure.

We didn't care for the film. At all. But have seen the songs and Sridevi in it repeatedly. She's just gorgeous throughout the movie!