Published On: Thu, Mar 15th, 2018

Sridevi to be Remembered at Indian Film Festival in L.A.

The Indian Film Festival in Los Angeles will include a tribute to Sridevi. The Indian actress met her demise with reports that she went into cardiac arrest. Fans question why the actress chose to stay behind after friends and family left Dubai after attending a wedding.

“It’s a shock that a person who leads such a healthy life, takes care of her diet and fitness meticulously, would succumb to cardiac arrest,” states Scrabbl.

Fans question whether it was the actress’s hectic schedule that left her with a heart attack.

Sridevi at photo shoot for Tanishq jewellary photo/ BollywoodHungama.com

The actress, known for defying aging, died at 54, although she looked much younger. Considered Bollywood’s first female superstar, Sridevi starred in hundreds of films throughout her career. Police responded to a call that she had drowned in her bathtub after losing consciousness.

She is the only Bollywood actress to be a lead role in film without a man by her side.

The actress began her career when she was just four years old, and she married film producer Boney Kapoor in 1996. She left the spotlight for a period of 15 years before returning to Bollywood in the 2012 film titled “English Vinglish.”

She is best known for her work in “Mr. India,” “Lamhe,” “Chandni” and “ChaalBaaz.”

Her final film, released last year, was titled “Mom.” The actress played the role of a teacher in the film that sought to avenge her stepdaughter’s rape.

A petition was filed that claimed the actress’s death was a matter of national interest. The petition requested that the star’s death be probed to ensure that foul play was not involved. The matter was already being “looked into” by authorities in Dubai and India.

The petitioner talked to officials at the hospital and the hotel staff. The petitioner claims that information was provided that was contrary to what the media had been reporting. Still, the judge dismissed the petition.

The Indian Film Festival Los Angeles will run from April 11 to April 15.

Yash Raj Films is screening “Chandi” at Regal L.A. Live theaters where the festival is taking place. The film festival offers films in twelve languages and will have three North American premieres along with four world premieres. There are 11 female filmmakers at this year’s festival.

“In the Shadows” will open up the event and features Manoj Bajpayee. Rima Das will also be showing a fan favorite in “Village Rockstars.”

This year’s lineup is said to be diverse and have a rich variety of style, skill and genre that showcases India’s filmmaking community.

“Ask the Sexpert,” “Up Down and Sideways,” “Love Sick,” “The Ashram,” “The Hungry,” “Ajji,” “Omerta” and “Take Off” will also be playing.

Sridevi’s prayer meet was held earlier in the week in Chennai. Actors from across the country attended the prayer to pay their respects to the late actress. The media was not allowed to be at the event, but several high-profile actors attended, including: Suriya, Jyotika, Meena, Sarath Kumar and numerous others.

Sridevi’s career spanned over 50 years. She was cremated and given state honors. Her body was flown back to Mumbai on February 27.

Author: Jacob Maslow

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