For Karan Johar, Sri Devi’s movies pulled more towards Bollywood cinemas. He grew up watching Himmatwala (1983), Mawaali (1983), Tohfa (1984), Aulaad (1987), Mr India and many. Karan johar considers the way Sridevi used to connect to the audience was loved and appreciated by everyone during those times.
Karan Johar was pleased to launch Sridevi - The External Screen Goddess, written by Satyarth Nayak, in Mumbai.
Talking about Sridevi, KJO has to say that,” For me, today and every moment of Sridevi takes me back to my entire childhood and my entire being and my passionate love for movies and my absolute obsession with Hindi cinema. I think she has a large part to do with it. I can’t recall the moment when I fell madly in love with her. I was her biggest fan”.
He also further added “I remember watching Himmatwala with my house help in a cinema hall, I went multiple times to watch it and then every other movie after that. I remember dancing on pot and pan just like she had. My love story began with her and it just never ended.”
Referring to Kalank, he said that Sridevi had brilliant ideas about the film when he narrated the film to her. He said,” She made her notes about the film, which I wish we had listened to. She had some wonderfully intuitive things. She had always had that sense... She was not given credit for a lot of things. There was a ticking brain I don’t think she got enough credit for," he added.
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