Sridevi’s latest triumph, the role of a protective mother on an avenging spree in a film succinctly entitled Mom, is a big treat for Sridevi’s fans who have waited for three years to see her back on screen after English Vinglish.
Never mind the awful Tamil film Puli that came in between. Only God and Boney Kapoor know why she did it.
What matters is,India’s last iconic Bollywood queen is back in form.Sridevi looks profoundly tormented in the trailer as a mother roaming the crowded streets in pursuit of revenge.
For an actress who has been at it since the age of 4, this level ofunparalleled enthusiasm even at this age, is beyond a miracle.
So how many films has Sridevi done done so far?
The actress has no clue.
A source very close to the actress says, “Sridevi has no idea of how many films she has actually done.As a child artiste she thought she had done only 15-20 films until someone pointed out that she had done nearly 40 films as a child artiste. Sri was shocked.She has no record of the number of films she has done in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. It could be anything from 400-500 films. She thought she had around 20 films with Kamal Haasan until the actor told her they had done more than 40 films together in 3 South Indian languages.”
To Sridevi goes the singular honour of playing the lead with three pairs of fathers and sons: A Nageshwara Rao and son Nagarujana,Dharmendra and his son Sunny Deol and now Vinod Khanna with whom she was paired in Yash Chopra’s Chandni and his son AkshayeKhanna in her new film Mom.
Says a source, “As she completes 50 years in the Indian film industry in 2017 her husband Boney Kapoor is planning to bring together all her co-stars on one platform for a grand celebration.”