Sridevi’s untimely demise has left the entire film fraternity in shock. Her death filled the heart of her fans with sorrow. Entire B-Town is mourning over her death and the people from the industry are offering their condolences to her family members. While Sridevi is known to have good relations with most of the members of the film fraternity, she had few tussles with some of the known faces of the Bollywood. As per reports, these are the top 5 rivalries, that Sridevi had in her life.
1. Sridevi and Jaya Prada
The rivalry between these two dates back to the late ‘70s. It was the time when both of these divas made their debut. While the first Bollywood movie of Sridevi, Solva Savan failed to perform well at box office, Jaya Prada’s first movie Sargam turned out to be a mega-blockbuster and made her a huge star overnight. This success of Jaya Prada and failure of Sridevi kicked off a cold war between the two. Success finally came to Sridevi with 1983 film Himmatwala. Jealous with Sridevi’s success, Jaya said in an interview that she was born beautiful while Sridevi’s beauty is a result of cosmetic surgery. After Jaya’s remark, Sridevi didn’t talk to her for almost 25 years.
2. Sridevi and Saroj Khan
Sridevi and Saroj Khan were close friends. But this changed with Madhuri Dixit’s debut in the industry. Their rivalry started because Sridevi thought that Saroj is giving better steps to Madhuri in her dance. Saroj felt that unlike Madhuri, Sridevi didn’t listen to her without questioning her choreography.
3. Sridevi and Madhuri
After Madhuri emerged as a new superstar in industry, all the good projects went to her. As a result, Sridevi slowly started to run out of good projects. This triggered a professional rivalry between the two.
4. Sridevi and Ram Gopal Varma
Ram Gopal Verma openly confessed his love for Sridevi in his book, ‘Guns and Thighs’. He also wrote that he will never forgive Boney Kapoor for “bringing the angel down from heaven and locking her in the kitchen of his apartment”. This obviously annoyed Sridevi and Boney, and Boney called him a pervert.
5. Sridevi and Puli producers
Sridevi filed a complaint against the producers of her movie ‘Puli’ saying that they own her Rs. 50 Lakhs. In a counter report, the producers of Puli said that it is Sridevi that owe them 20 Lakhs, and they owe nothing to her.