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Sridevi 5 Unknown Facts

Sridevi- The Queen of Hearts

1.     Sridevi started her career  in Hindi cinema as a child actor in two films. She played  the child version of actress  actress Vijaylalitha  in the  stunt action  film Rani Mera Naam  and  Laxmi’s  sibling in  Julie.

2.     Sridevi’s first  co-star  in her  first Hindi film  in  1979  was Amol Palekar .He played a  mentally and physically challenged village idiot with all  the  finesse  of a  streetside performer .Audiences  laughed when Palekar cried. If Sridevi’s   first Hindi film  Solva Saawan was  a  massive  flop we  have only her co-star to  blame for it.

3.     Her  breakthrough into Bollywood Himmatwala  was  first offered  to  Rekha. In fact the character that  Sridevi played  in  Himmatwala  was  called  Rekha.But Rekha was  unable to do the  film . The  film’s leading man Jeetendra then suggested  Sridevi’s name. And the rest is history.

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4.     All of Sridevi’s  initial films  were dubbed  by  a  professional dubbing artiste.  It  was  only after   doing  33  Hindi films  that  Sridevi finally dubbed her  own  lines  in Shekhar Kapoor’s  Mr India  . This  is when she  finally came into her  voice.

5.     In  Aakhri Raasta  in 1986  Sridevi’s voice  was dubbed  by  the one  and  only Rekha. Apparently this is when Sridevi decided  to do her own  lines. She  discovered that when another  voices  dubs for you, that voice gives a parallel performance to the one that the  actress  gives on  screen.

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