Sridevi passes away: Ram Gopal Varma cancels title announcement of Nagarjuna starrer in 'grief stricken moment'
Ram Gopal had penned an emotional letter in memory of Sridevi, whom he directed in Kshana Kshanam and Govinda Govinda, which also starred Nagarjuna.
Director Ram Gopal Varma, known to be an ardent admirer of Sridevi, cancelled the title announcement of his upcoming project with actor Nagarjuna.
At this grief stricken moment of the demise of Sridevi ,neither me nor @iamnagarjuna are in a state of mind to release the title and release date poster of #NagRGV4 ..it will be announced later pic.twitter.com/jpevQwC0tp
— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) February 25, 2018
He had directed her in Telugu films Kshana Kshanam and Govinda Govinda. The latter also starred Nagarjuna. Varma had also based his 1999 film Mast on his own admiration and fandom for Sridevi. “My journey to Sridevi started when I was preparing for my debut film Shiva. I used to walk from Nagarjuna’s office in Chennai to a neighbouring street where Sridevi used to live and I used to just stand and watch Sridevi’s house from outside her gate,” said the director. Shambana Azmi also announced the cancellation of the annual Holi party she hosts with husband Javed Akhtar.
Our Holi party at Janki Kurir stands cancelled on 2nd March in the wake of Sridevis passing away. — Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) February 26, 2018
The shoot of a song for the movie 102 Not Out, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, has been cancelled too. Both Bachchan and Kapoor have been Sridevi’s co-stars in the past and the scheduled song titled 'Baadduummbaa' was penned by Bachchan himself.
Sridevi, a powerhouse of a performer and India’s first female superstar is remembered for her memorable performances in Sadma, Mr India, Chandni and English Vinglish. Her last appearance on screen will be Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming Zero posthumously.
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