Mumbai: Popular film celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Kajol and Manish Malhotra greeted Bollywood’s “Hawa Hawai” girl and veteran actress Sridevi on her 54th birthday on Sunday, hailing her as a “true treasure of Indian cinema”.
Besides making a name in Hindi cinema, Sridevi has also worked in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada movies.
Sridevi, who returned to films after a 15-year-long hiatus with “English Vinglish” in 2012, was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2013. She was last seen on screen in a powerful role in “Mom” earlier this year.
Sridevi made her debut as a lead actress in Bollywood in 1978 with “Solva Sawan” and gained popularity with “Himmatwala” in 1983. She has a number of commercially successful movies to her credit with projects like “Mawaali”, “Mr. India”, “Chandni” and critically acclaimed films like “Sadma”, “ChaalBaaz”, “Lamhe”, “Khuda Gawah”, “Laadla” and “Judaai”.
Here’s what the celebrities had to say: