Sridevi felicitated at Indian Cinema Centenary Fest

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It's raining honours for Indian Cinema's First Female Superstar Sridevi. Barely months after receiving the prestigious Padma Shri honour from President Pranab Mukherjee, the actress was again felicitated by the President in Chennai on Tuesday. Also present at the event was Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister Jayalalitha.

On the occasion of '100 Years of Indian Cinema', a mega-valedictory ceremony was organised in the city to honour the greatest celluloid legends. For her incomparable contribution to Indian Cinema spanning over five decades in five languages and 250+ films, the iconic Sridevi was felicitated with a Medallion of Honour. Dressed in a glittering Sabyasachi saree, the superstar actress was described as 'a star who blazed a trail across India.' Interestingly Sridevi remains the only Indian actress to have ruled Hindi, Tamil and Telugu film industries simultaneously. After a 15 year break, she made a historic comeback with the global hit English Vinglish in 2012. In 2013, Sridevi was voted 'India's Greatest Actress in 100 Years' by a national CNN-IBN poll.

Other Bollywood legends honoured at this dazzling event included Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Javed Akhtar, Ramesh Sippy and Randhir Kapoor. A special audio visual cassette commemorating the 100-year journey of Indian cinema was released on the occasion. Tamil Nadu governor K. Rosaiah released a souvenir to mark Indian cinema at 100 and presented the first copy to the President.


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She should try to dress normally for a change without putting in too much efforts. Bipasha, Shilpa Shetty and from the old generation Sridevi try way to hard to look perfect and that's what makes them look not so good.

Loving this Sabyasachi saree on her. Sri's always so perfect. Totally deserves this huge national honour.

why she is always dressed a chammak challo. Sri jee is well past in her 60s so better dress appropriately

Sridevi is beyond comparison......if madhuri or hema malini walks on the roads of chennai,hyderabad or bangalore, nobody will recognise them.but if sri walks,you will see a sea of crowd around her.
her star power in south is fantabulous.she can be called the only PAN india superstar.
rajini is a big star in south,amitabh is big star in north,but sri is only big star in both north and south.
madhuri can be better dancer than sri,but sri is way better in acting,versality,classics,trendsetter,mass base and star power in her days.she was queen from late 70s,80s and early 90s in hindi,telugu,tamil,kannada and malayalam. madhuri was only superstart from 1991 to 1997.sri deserves much more. sorry for my english,iam from sweden,a big bollywood fan since 1970 only because of sri.the first movie i watched in bollywood was a tamil movie of sri,since then im a bollywood fan.india dont make actress like sri anymore.she must be number 1 in usa she had gone to hollywood in 80s.

Sridevi is truly the only pan-Indian female superstar. No other actress was ever No.1 simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu film industries like her. That's a feat that will remain forever impossible to achieve.

Sadma, Nagina, Mr. India, Chaalbaaz, Chandni, Lamhe, English Vinglish.....Sridevi's bio is stuffed with classics of Bollywood.

Immense respect for Sridevi as an Actress but just actress.

Congrats! :)

well deserving...she is the best..

congrats sridevi.....dey did great honouring all dese lovely actors.
wish to c der pics too

who cares katrina is better actress and prettier she has huge fan following unlike this sridevil

Once a megastar, always a megastar. Sridevi proves that some legends never go away. They only get better and better with time.

Wed, 2013-09-25 05:23 — Anonymous
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only Sridevi,vyjayanthimala,Tekha sat on the Dias with Jayalalitha and the President. Why Hems wasn't invited? she is also a Tamil woman na? do anyone know dont jays and Hems get along well? the rumour had it that Jena was supposed to be in Jayan's first film but the director turned down hems for that film.wish they had invited Ash too.
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I commented this from my phone.It's the stupid auto-correct lol Hems=Hemamalini,Tekha=Rekha,Jena/Jayan=Jaya

" For her incomparable contribution to Indian Cinema spanning over five decades in five languages and 250+ films"
Isnt that something and wouldn't that make her 50+?? Unless she started acting before she was even born .

Btw the giant lady (jailalita)next to her is Aishwarya in few years .

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Sridevi started acting when she was merely 4 years old. So she has been acting for 46 years now. That's why ''over five decades''.

Immense respect for Sridevi. With every new achievement and honour, she just keeps getting more and more iconic.

SRIDEVI speaks through her work. She is definitely the Greatest actress our country has ever seen. Way to go Queen!!

" For her incomparable contribution to Indian Cinema spanning over five decades in five languages and 250+ films"
Isnt that something and wouldn't that make her 50+?? Unless she started acting before she was even born .

Btw the giant lady (jailalita)next to her is Aishwarya in few years .

Sridevi's choice of sarees is too good.

Wow...a Centenary Medal from the President......Such a rare honour.

PV pls make posts about Rekha,Vjmala who were also honored by the President

only Sridevi,vyjayanthimala,Tekha sat on the Dias with Jayalalitha and the President. Why Hems wasn't invited? she is also a Tamil woman na? do anyone know dont jays and Hems get along well? the rumour had it that Jena was supposed to be in Jayan's first film but the director turned down hems for that film.wish they had invited Ash too.

I am hopelessly in love with Sridevi after English Vinglish

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Wed, 2013-09-25 01:54 — lovesrk
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Madhuri is more versatile actress than her..

Hey lovesrk, I assume your definition of versatility is completely different...If Madhuri is versatile then Sri is beyond versatile...

2013 is turning out to be super smashing for Sridevi. First Padma Shri. Then Stardust, NDTV, Star Guild and India Today awards for English Vinglish. Timeless Beauty Award from Vogue. Hollywood film offer with Meryl Streep. And now a prestigious Centenary Medal of Honour from the President again. You truly define greatness Sridevi.

so so well deserved.....she is still No.1

Sridevi is the best actress not in India only but the whole world. Im saying this and im not even indian

Madhuri is more versatile actress than her..

IS NOT ALL ABOUT NOTFARE AWARD!

Times of India reporting that Sridevi was the first to be called on stage to receive the medallion followed by Big B and others. Huge honour indeed for the most iconic actress of India.

Two honours from the President of India in a single year? Way to go Sridevi.

Wow.....So deserving. Sridevi is undoubtedly still the best actress we have today.

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