Kajol pens foreword for book on Sridevi

Kajol has penned the foreword of the much-awaited book on the life and times of late actress Sridevi,  announced Penguin Random House. The book, “Sridevi: The Eternal Screen Goddess”, written by author-screenwriter Satyarth Nayak and is approved by the Sridevi’s producer husband Boney Kapoor.

Kajol  hopes Sridevi fans across the world will embrace the book which charts her five-decade long journey from child star to megastar.

In a statement, she said, “I have grown up watching Sridevi’s superstardom on film-sets and her magic on the big screen. She is an institution of acting and will forever remain my most favourite icon. So happy Penguin gave me this opportunity to write this foreword.”

Nayak said the ‘Eela Helicopter’ actor is the perfect choice to write the foreword. “Kajol is an industry kid and has had the first-hand experience of Sridevi’s glory in the 80s and 90s. Also as one of our finest artistes, Kajol has keenly observed and emulated Sridevi over the years.”

“All this gets beautifully reflected in her Foreword. It’s a truly heartfelt piece, symbolic of a generation of actresses who were inspired by the legendary aura of Sridevi,” he said further.

In the book,  Nayak, with the exclusive access to the late actor’s family, friends and co-stars in the film fraternity, tracks her journey from child star to prima donna who redefined the heroine to be regarded as a legend of Indian cinema.

The book is expected to hit shelves in November. Sridevi passed away at the age of 54 in February 2018 in Dubai after allegedly drowning in the bathtub.