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Six quotes by Sridevi that prove she was sassier beyond imagination

She might be one of the most reclusive and reticent stars of her time but whenever it came to speaking her heart out, Sridevi never shied away. She would hardly talk to the press but on rare occasions when she did, she took everyone by surprise by calling a spade, a spade.

Since the actress, 54, is no more between us, let’s take a moment and remember her for the straightforward and honest person she was. Go ahead and read some statements she gave to the media through the years:

On being asked about rumours of her linkup with Mithun

“There’s nothing between us. Mithun and I worked together in Jaag Utha Insaan and we shared a professional relationship. It was great working with him, but I’ve not met him after that. I don’t know where these stories are coming from.” 

– June 1984 

On working with Amitabh Bachchan

“I have never said I won’t work with Amitji. But then, what’s there for any artiste to do in a film starring him? He does everything himself.” 

– November 1987

On her rivalry with other actresses

“Where are the rivals? There can be rivalry only between two equals. My only rival at the moment is Sridevi. I’m constantly trying to upstage her….…I’m doing it to the point of obsession.” 

– August 1990

On her famous “thunder thighs”

“Thunder thighs was the tag given to me after Himmatwala. I was very chubby then, I weighed 75 kgs. At the time of Chandni, I lost weight and came down to 57 kgs. That I think helped me a lot in improving my dance.”

 – December 1992

On difference between the death of real and reel-life fathers

“When my father died in real life, there was no dramatics. There was just numbness. But when a father dies in films, I have to cry and cry till my eyes hurt.”

– September 1995

On the astounding fame that she once enjoyed

“I could shop around if I disguised myself. But then I would miss the high of being recognised as a star. Ah well. I guess one can’t have everything.” 

– October 1996

Sridevi died on the Saturday night following a heart attack. She had gone to Dubai to attend the wedding function of her nephew Mohit Marwah. The actress, known for her films like ChandniSadmaHimmatwalaNagina and English Vinglish, among many others, is survived by her husband Boney Kapoor and daughters Janhvi and Khushi.

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