Did you know these 10 facts about Sridevi?
1. Her real name is Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan. She was born on the 13th of August, 1963.
2. One of Sridevi's most popular movies - 'Nagina' was released in 1986. Nagina was a hit at the box office and still remains one of the most popular snake movies ever made in Bollywood. Apparently Filmfare awards were not held in 1986 and 1987 as the film industry was on strike. Sridevi would have definitely won an award for her brilliant performance had the award been held that year. To compensate for this, Filmfare presented Sridevi with a special award for Nagina in 2013 Filmfare Awards.
3.Nagina was first offered to Jaya Prada, however, she could not do the movie as she was scared of Snakes.
4. Beta was first offered to Sridevi, but she declined the offer as she had already done several movies with Anil Kapoor. The role later went to Madhuri Dixit and the rest is history.
5. Steven Spielberg wanted to cast Sridevi for Jurasic Park, however she rejected the offer as she was at the peak of her career.
6. Baazigar was first offered to Sridevi and Sridevi was supposed to play the double role, but the makers later offered the role to Kajol and Shilpa.
7. Sridevi lost her father during the shooting of Lamhe. She flew back home for the last rites and then returned to the sets to shoot for a comedy scene with Anupam Kher.
8. Sridevi was down with high fever during the shoot of Kaate Nahi Kat te (Mr. India), yet she continued her shoot and the song became an instant hit.
9. Darr was first offered to Sridevi but she rejected the offer as she thought the role offered nothing new to her.
10. B.R. Chopra offered Baghban to Sridevi first, however she rejected the offer as she did not want to make a bollywood comeback.