SriDevi in Mr India
acrylic painting on canvas
size 16x12 inches
Indian actor Sridevi has been my favourite ever since her first appearance as a child artist in the Tamil movie 'Kandan Karunai'. I have since then followed her journey in the field of cinema firstly in the Tamil film industry, then the Telugu film industry, and then the Hindi film industry. I truely missed her during the past 15 years when she disappeared to fulfill her duties of being born a woman. But now I am so happy that she has come back with a bang to entertain us all with her amazing performances. It was a pleasure painting this phenomenal woman whose screen presence has always left me in awe. Having performed wonderfully in all the major languages of Indian cinema, she can truly be called - an 'Indian actor par excellence'.
This painting is an imaginary scene from the film 'Mr India'. In this movie, Sridevi is in love with an invisible man called Mr India (played by actor Anil Kapoor), performs a scintillating dance even as she is being watched in the background by the invisible Mr India.
A small tribute to her in the form of a painting.