Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor, considered by many to be one of the biggest names in Hindi cinema, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest in Dubai, her family told PTI on Sunday.

The shocking death of the beloved Indian star in her mid-fifties, who reportedly passed away while attending her nephew's wedding in the emirate late Saturday night, prompted an outpour of grief among fans and fellow Bollywood actors.

Sridevi was married to Bollywood producer and director Boney Kapoor on 2 June 1996 who was first married to Mona Kapoor. Actor Arjun Kapoor and Anshula were Sridevi's step-children whom she didn't share a good relationship because of their mother Mona who suffered a lot after divorce with Boney. 


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Now about the connection, Mona, Arjun's mother, who died on March 25, 2012, was not able to see her son's debut movie Ishaqzaade which she was eagerly waiting for. Likewise, Sridevi was also waiting for her elder daughter Jhanvi Kapoor's first Bollywood movie Dhadak which is being produced by none other than filmmaker Karan Johar. 


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Sridevi made her acting debut aged four and went on to have a career spanning over four decades. She appeared in a string of blockbuster hit films including Chandni, Mr India, Mawali and Tohfa.

She was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, for her services to the film industry.