‘Sridevi – The Eternal Screen Goddess’, a book published by Penguin, celebrating the screen legend’s five-decade-long iconic journey from child star to India’s First Female Superstar, is all set for a grand launch in Mumbai this weekend.

 
After Deepika Padukone, Boney Kapoor and Gauri Shinde unveiled the book written by Satyarth Nayak in a glittering ceremony at Delhi earlier this month,  filmmaker Karan Johar will be launching it at a Penguin event in Mumbai on 22nd December. 

(L-R) Karan Johar, Satyarth Nayak

Charting fifty years of Sridevi’s iconic career, the book for the first time gives a detailed account of her glorious innings down south in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada cinema besides her legendary sojourn in Hindi cinema. Exclusive interviews with many film personalities Sridevi worked with along with rare photographs make the book a collector’s item and definitive text on India’s First Female Superstar. 

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Says a source, “Karan has a special bond with the actress. He has been an ardent fan of Sridevi not only for the brilliance of her art but also for her mega-stardom. He was even hoping to direct her in a film.’

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Karan also recently tweeted about the book – https://twitter.com/karanjohar/status/1206101299516887040?s=19


The author, Satyarth Nayak, expressed his gratitude towards Karan for this gesture. “I couldn’t have asked for anyone better for the Mumbai launch. Karan has even shared several of his inputs and memories of Sridevi in the book and those have highly enriched my narrative. He has been a vital part of this journey and I am extremely thankful that he has so graciously agreed to launch the book in Mumbai.’

(L-R) Gauri Shinde, Boney Kapoor, Deepika Padukone

The book has already made it to the best-seller charts for Penguin and is getting an ecstatic response from Sridevi admirers. More launches are being planned in other cities now.

This writeup first appeared in Storizen magazine January 2020 Issue.

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