Bollywood diva Sridevi wanted to have a career like multiple Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep. She had expressed this wish at India Today Woman Summit held in New Delhi in 2013. After making a successful comeback with 'English Vinglish', directed by Gauri Shinde, Sridevi said she would love to do kinds of roles Meryl Streep has done.
"I am a big fan of Meryl Streep. I have never planned my career. I chose those films with which I could relate myself. But if given a chance, I would love to do the kind of roles Meryl Streep has done," she said at the India Today Woman Summit.
She was happy to see the change in Bollywood towards female-centric roles.
"Things are changing now. An audience, technology and script have become mature. The audience wants to watch heroine-oriented films and even writers are writing scripts for women. I am very happy to see this change," Sridevi was quoted as saying by PTI.
Sridevi dotting mother to two daughters - Jhanvi and Khushi, married to producer Boney Kapoor for 17 years. Jhanvi's movie Dhadak to hit the screen in July 2018. This is Jhanvi Kapoor first movie in Bollywood.
Sridevi passed away due to a severe cardiac arrest in Dubai on Saturday night.
(With agency inputs)