Karan Johar on Sridevi: “She was the best mimic in the world”


Karan Johar has described the late actress and his friend Sridevi as “the best mimic in the world”.

Talking about the evergreen star at the launch of her book ‘Sridevi: The External Screen Goodess’, Johar said, “Sridevi was an actor by observation. She was incredible. She had that potentiality of observing and absorbing the body languages of others. She was the best mimic in the world. She could just mimic anything and anything at all, and it was all due to observation. She was the only actor of the eighties and the nineties who upped her craft through observation. She absorbed the syntax of cinema of the time.”

He added, “She did the movie ‘English Vinglish’ after a gap of 15 years in 2012, and she knew how to face the camera. I would go as far as to say that Sridevi was a genius artist because it takes lots of genius to go through what she did in so many films. Sridevi was a rare actor, who was at the top of her game in all the languages at the same time. Whether it was Tamil, Telugu or Hindi, she was on top. I must say this is a feat no other actor in India has achieved.”

It’ll be two years in February since the sudden demise of Sridevi.

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