Indians cannot think of Chiffon sarees without thinking of Sridevi. It's been 29 years since we first fell for Chandni, unknowingly, irrevocably, but no wedding is considered complete even today without a woman dancing to "Mere Haathon Mein Nau-Nau Choodiyan Hai".
Sridevi's contribution to Indian cinema and popular culture is unmatched.
Today, we mourn her loss by celebrating her, India's first female superstar.
Sridevi singularly ruled hearts and the box office at a time when women were considered add-ons in movies. There was nothing like "female-oriented films" back then but audiences adored Sri, they couldn't have enough of her effervescent charm.
Such was her demand that she essayed double roles in three mammoth projects -Lamhe, Chalbaaz and Khuda Gawah - and how!
That's the thing with gifted people. You want more of them. Always. You want to experience their magic, over and over again, like an addict. You don't want to let go.
Sridevi passed away yesterday, suddenly, heartbreakingly. Too soon, with so much cinema still left in her. Little did we know that English Vinglish, Mom would mark not new beginnings but the absolute end.