As the world remembers Sridevi, one of the finest actors of her time, on her death anniversary, here are some of her profound quotes that show what set her a class apart.
“Where are the rivals? There can be rivalry only between two equals. My only rival at the moment is Sridevi. I’m constantly trying to upstage her.”
“When my father died in real life, there was no dramatics. There was just numbness. But when a father dies in films, I have to cry and cry till my eyes hurt.”
“Give your children all the time and energy. They need to be your number one priority.”
“Some people think that I am very arrogant, but I am genuinely a very private and shy person. I open up to people who are close to me, and with them, I am a different person.”
“Till marriage and motherhood happened, I was devoted to my work. I didn’t see anything beyond it.”
“Competition can never be eliminated from this industry. There is nothing wrong with it. It keeps you on your toes, making you work harder.”
“I fall to pieces when I am hurt, but when it comes to my children, I am a pillar of strength, applying balm and bandages and dressing up their wounds.”
“I am very simple, all these praises scare me. I feel like a newcomer.”
“After marriage, every woman wants to settle down and have children. I have no regrets. I was occupied in my little world.”
“I don’t want to be a glamour doll. I want roles that provide me the scope to perform.”
“You can never get used to success. Every time, it is a new thing. Every time, you feel different.”
“I have never felt the need to get agitated or hyper about anything in life.”
“I am a simple, ordinary mother.”
“I have always told my daughters not to be dependent on anyone in any capacity.”
“Believe it or not, I don’t have an ego. That is one of the first lessons I learned when I entered this line.”
“I am a hypersensitive and emotional person. My family tells me that I should toughen up and try not to get hurt so easily.”
“The work should talk.”
“I don’t believe in it(ego) and I think every actor or actress should learnt to crush their ego even before they learn to act.”
“Irrespective of which part of the world you live, family is special, and we’d do anything to protect our loved ones.”
Sridevi inspired millions of people to believe in dreams and turn them into reality. We lost not only a great performer but also an inspiring soul.
R.I.P Sridevi! You will always be missed.