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The legend of Sridevi: Her top 10 highest grossing Bollywood movies at the Box Office

While the industry shall not see the diva any longer on the silver screen, memories of her in the glowing orange chiffon sari, letting her hair down to Har kisiko nahi milta shall linger on.

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From romance to comedy to satire - there is no genre that the Sridevi had not mastered. She had the guts to do what many actors wouldn’t think of doing today. She said no to Steven Spielberg who was making Jurassic Park in 1993 and wanted to cast her in a small role in the film. Sridevi thought the role wouldn’t do justice to her stature as an actor. That was the Hawahawai girl - Sridevi. There aren’t many like her in the industry. While the industry shall not see the diva any longer on the silver screen, memories of her in the glowing orange chiffon sari, letting her hair down to Har kisiko nahi milta shall linger on. A walk through the biggest box office hits in the actor’s career.
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From romance to comedy to satire - there is no genre that the Sridevi had not mastered. She had the guts to do what many actors wouldn’t think of doing today. She said no to Steven Spielberg who was making Jurassic Park in 1993 and wanted to cast her in a small role in the film. Sridevi thought the role wouldn’t do justice to her stature as an actor. That was the Hawahawai girl - Sridevi. There aren’t many like her in the industry. While the industry shall not see the diva any longer on the silver screen, memories of her in the glowing orange chiffon sari, letting her hair down to Har kisiko nahi milta shall linger on. A walk through the biggest box office hits in the actor’s career.

Himmatwala (1983) | Paired opposite Jeetendra, Himmatwala - directed by K. Raghavendra, went on to become a superhit film and also showcased Sridevi's versatility as an actress. Although Solva Sawan was her official debut as a lead actor in Bollywood, Himmatwala gave her all the fame to start with. The film had made close to Rs 12 crore at the box office.
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Himmatwala (1983) | Paired opposite Jeetendra, Himmatwala - directed by K. Raghavendra, went on to become a superhit film and also showcased Sridevi's versatility as an actress. Although Solva Sawan was her official debut as a lead actor in Bollywood, Himmatwala gave her all the fame to start with. The film had made close to Rs 12 crore at the box office.

Sadma (1983) | Directed by Balu Mahendra, Sadma was what saw Sridevi give a startling performer. Paired opposite Kamal Haasan, Sridevi played the role of a girl who after an accident regresses into childhood. Making Rs 2 crore at the box office, the film left an impact with not just the actor’s performance but also blockbuster songs like ‘Ae zindagi gale laga le’ and ‘Surmayi akhiyo mein’.
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Sadma (1983) | Directed by Balu Mahendra, Sadma was what saw Sridevi give a startling performer. Paired opposite Kamal Haasan, Sridevi played the role of a girl who after an accident regresses into childhood. Making Rs 2 crore at the box office, the film left an impact with not just the actor’s performance but also blockbuster songs like ‘Ae zindagi gale laga le’ and ‘Surmayi akhiyo mein’.

Jaanbaaz (1986) | Feroz Khan’s Jaanbaaz brought in Sridevi in a brief role but it is difficult for fans and anyone who watched the film to forget her in the number that the film is still remembered for – ‘Har kisiko nahi milta yaha pyar zingdagi mein’. The film made about Rs 4 crore at the box office.
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Jaanbaaz (1986) | Feroz Khan’s Jaanbaaz brought in Sridevi in a brief role but it is difficult for fans and anyone who watched the film to forget her in the number that the film is still remembered for – ‘Har kisiko nahi milta yaha pyar zingdagi mein’. The film made about Rs 4 crore at the box office.

Nagina (1986) | A super hit clocking close to Rs 4.75 crore at the box office Nagina might be a real outlandish and hilarious attempt at film making but the audience loved Sridevi as the snake woman especially when she danced to Main teri dushman dushman tu mera.
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Nagina (1986) | A super hit clocking close to Rs 4.75 crore at the box office Nagina might be a real outlandish and hilarious attempt at film making but the audience loved Sridevi as the snake woman especially when she danced to Main teri dushman dushman tu mera.

Mr. India (1987) | An outright hit that made approximately Rs 5 crore at the box office Sridevi played a journalist in the film. Mr. India, that had Anil Kapoor as the lead actor, saw Sridevi in a sensuous avatar in the superhit song- Kate nahi kat-te yeh din yeh raat.
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Mr. India (1987) | An outright hit that made approximately Rs 5 crore at the box office Sridevi played a journalist in the film. Mr. India, that had Anil Kapoor as the lead actor, saw Sridevi in a sensuous avatar in the superhit song- Kate nahi kat-te yeh din yeh raat.

Chaalbaaz (1989) | In a double role, Sridevi did wonders while playing both the docile and the tomboy characters. It clocked close to Rs 4 crore at the box office. The film that also starred Sunny Deol and Rajnikanth is also remembered for superhit number Najane kaha se ayi hai.
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Chaalbaaz (1989) | In a double role, Sridevi did wonders while playing both the docile and the tomboy characters. It clocked close to Rs 4 crore at the box office. The film that also starred Sunny Deol and Rajnikanth is also remembered for superhit number Najane kaha se ayi hai.

Chandni (1989) |The same year as Chaalbaaz Sridevi rocked the silver screen with her performance in Chandni where she is seen romancing Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna.Made on a budget of Rs2 crore, the film got Rs 5 crore to the box office.
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Chandni (1989) |The same year as Chaalbaaz Sridevi rocked the silver screen with her performance in Chandni where she is seen romancing Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna.Made on a budget of Rs2 crore, the film got Rs 5 crore to the box office.

Lamhe (1991) | Making close to Rs 3 crore at the box office, Lamhe saw Sridevi play both the mother and the daughter. Paired opposite Anil Kapoor, Sridevi played both the daughter and mother with elan.
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Lamhe (1991) | Making close to Rs 3 crore at the box office, Lamhe saw Sridevi play both the mother and the daughter. Paired opposite Anil Kapoor, Sridevi played both the daughter and mother with elan.

Judaai (1996) | Directed by the late Raj Kanwar, Judaai was one of the last films Sridevi did before taking a break from the limelight. The film that also starred Anil Kapoor and Urmila Matondkar made Rs 14 crore at the box office.
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Judaai (1996) | Directed by the late Raj Kanwar, Judaai was one of the last films Sridevi did before taking a break from the limelight. The film that also starred Anil Kapoor and Urmila Matondkar made Rs 14 crore at the box office.

English Vinglish (2012) | In her second innings, the actor returned to pull off a film without any hero and without any item number. Playing a mother and housewife running a humble sweet and snack business from home, Sridevi won hearts with her performance in her comeback film. English Vinglish made about Rs 40 crore at the box office.
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English Vinglish (2012) | In her second innings, the actor returned to pull off a film without any hero and without any item number. Playing a mother and housewife running a humble sweet and snack business from home, Sridevi won hearts with her performance in her comeback film. English Vinglish made about Rs 40 crore at the box office.

First Published on Feb 26, 2018 02:29 pm
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