Here is Subhash Ghai’s statement following Sridevi’s death:
“Sridevi worked with me in ‘Karma’ as an actor in 1985. A quiet lady with a bundle of talent. A pure magical screen actor of India. We can never get other Sridevi again on screen. I am deeply grieved for this shocking loss. She has not been one of the finest actors but the finest actor of Indian of cinema since 1985. Introvert by nature she was electricity with thunder in front of the camera. She would shock directors by her each shot taken on her on the sets. May it be dance drama or romance. She was uncrowned queen of acting in all languages in her times.
I knew her as a person for being my friend Boney Kapoor’s wife. She was a purely traditional housewife. Great mother and perfect host for guests at home. We all loved her with great respect. The best thing in her life I observed is that she maintained her dignity and integrity as an actor and person both constantly at any cost in this demanding industry. Her work on screen will be written in textbooks of acting. May it be her first ‘Sadma’ or her latest ‘Mom’. God bless her peace.”