Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has released a video tribute to Sridevi, who passed away at the age of 54 last night.
Incidentally, Haasan and Sridevi starred together in numerous films including the superhit Sadma (1983).
In his statement, Haasan said, “The actor is a top star and this is no coincidence. This is no accident. The child worked hard and walked step by step. I knew her as a child as I met her when she just 15 or 16 years old. She was a woman with child-like innocence. I was like a class pupil leader for her. It feels like the two of us studied in the same school.”
He added, “I started with Moondru Mudichu and worked with in her 27 films, which in itself is like a small lifetime. I travelled along with her during that time in her life, and then she became a huge star in Hindi and I travelled a bit further before our paths diverged. She loves to sharpen her talent and this was the common thread in our bond, and our friendship remained so. Her dedication truly matched mine. Last month, when I met her, we hugged each other even though we are not emotional and I am grateful for that hug. We lost a great artiste today, but the mark she has made will encourage more artistes like her. She brought pride to Tamil Nadu countrywide as a star.”