A Legend In Dance - Sridevi Kapoor
Bollywood has indeed lost its moon. Watching Padma Shri awardee Sridevi Kapoor’s glowing face at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony in the 'Memoriam' montage sent a sharp tinge up our hearts.
A slice of our childhood strangely felt irrelevant. Those who grew up on Mr. India, Nagina, Chaalbaaz and Chandni would remember being bewildered about Sridevi’s ethereal beauty and scintillating dance moves.
She was the full moon of charismatic feminine elegance, grace and aplomb. An introvert mysterious star who transformed miraculously in front of the camera, Sridevi gave us some memorable movies with her knockout performances. With a set of beguiling eyes that could speak volumes and unparalleled dance moves, Sridevi ruled hearts of millions for decades and remained a muse for many filmmakers.
She began acting at the age of four and set out on a journey that turned into a legacy. With an expanse of a remarkable career that spanned over four decades in the film industry, Sridevi was the undisputed queen of Bollywood. She worked with greatest of Bollywood choreographers and breathed life in to the dance sequences through her subtle seductiveness and jubilant energy.
Bidding adieu to Sridevi is next to impossible. From Hawa Hawai to Navrai Majhi, here's why Sridevi will always remain a part of our heart and dance song playlists.
Hawa Hawaaii - Mr India
Hawa Hawai is the song that marked Sridevi’s arrival in Bollywood with élan.
Mere Haathon Mein - Chandni
Sridevi as charming Chandni mesmerized the audience and made this song the anthem of all Indian weddings.
Mere Haathon Mein - Chandni
Morni Baagan Maan – Lamhe
The Rajasthani folk song of India and Sridevi’s evocative performance made this song a true blue hit with the audience.
Kaate Nahi Kat Te – Mr. India
This will go down in the history as the song where Sridevi captivated the screen with her subtle sensuality and how.
Naino Mein Sapna - Himmatwala
Romancing around splashes of color, Sridevi’s dance moves is why this song is a Bollywood classic.
Main Naagin Tu Sapera - Nagina
This is that one dance sequence that Sridevi poured her immense talent and versatility into.
Na Jaane Kahan Se - Chaalbaaz
The pixie-woman danced effortlessly and enchanted us with her sheer brilliance.
Navrai Majhi – English Vinglish
The way this folk song is interpreted by Sridevi emerges as a triumphant ode to sweet Indian femininity.
Sridevi was a beauty that pierced hearts and sealed them back up with the gold of her presence. One could never have enough of her. From all of us here at Dance USA Dance, a heartfelt farewell.
Rest in peace, Chandni, rest in peace.
Written By: Anuradha @anuradhawrites
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