Dubai: The Indian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Navdeep Singh Suri on Sunday assured “all the possible assistance” to the family of veteran actress Sridevi, who passed away on late Saturday night, here.
“We are in touch with the family and local authorities to provide all the possible assistance,” Suri told ANI.
The diplomat also underscored that the “police are engaged in forensics report.”
In a major jolt to the Bollywood industry, the 54-year-old actress died of cardiac arrest in Dubai.
The actress was in UAE along with her husband Boney Kapoor and her younger daughter Khushi to attend a family wedding.
Bollywood actors including Riteish Deshmukh, Priyanka Chopra, Bhagyashree, Sushmita Sen, Nimrat Kaur, Richa Sharma took to twitter to express grief over the loss.
Expressing shock over the news, Riteish tweeted, “Terrible terrible news.. Am shocked beyond words. SRIDEVI ji No More . RIP.”
Priyanka Chopra and Sushmita Sen also could not believe the news and expressed their condolences on Twitter. Priyanka tweeted, “I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP.”
“I just heard Ma’am Sridevi passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest. I am in shock.cant stop crying.,” wrote Sushmita.
Sridevi was known for her iconic roles in Hindi movies like Chandni, Lamhe, Mr India, Chaalbaaz, Nagina, Sadma, and many more.
The Padma Shri awardee actress had also made a mark with her stellar performances in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada films.
In 2012, Sridevi returned to films after a 15-year-long hiatus with Gauri Shinde’s movie ‘English Vinglish’.
The actress was last seen in Bollywood movie ‘Mom’ in 2017,
Her daughter Janhvi is set to make her Bollywood debut this year with Karan Johar’s directorial Dhadak. (ANI)