Sridevi: Queen of Hearts
Diva, dancing queen, comedienne par excellence, Sridevi, set the box office on fire in a male-dominated Bollywood. What made her tick? What did it take to work in films across five languages, and churn out hits like Himmatwala,Chaalbaaz, Moondram Pirai, Nagina, Kshana Kshanam, Mr India, Sadma, Chandni or Lamhe?
Neither fame nor success came easily to her. An outsider in Bollywood, she was mocked for her poor accent and dubbed 'Ms Thunder Thighs'. Sridevi had to reinvent herself time and time again, whether it was by making the white salwar kameez sexy or by playing double roles with flair. Then, after she'd left it all to be a doting wife and mother, she made a brilliant comeback with a memorable role in English Vinglish.
This book traces her journey and her battles against odds, and is a tribute to her as an actor and as a woman. Sridevi's life is one of the stories of Indian cinema.