Press Trust of India
April 20, 2013 16:14 IST
Sridevi: I am a big fan of Meryl Streep
After making a successful
comeback with English Vinglish, Bollywood diva Sridevi
wishes to have a career like multiple Oscar-winning actress
Sridevi, 49, says her movie choices are instinctive.
"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
Sridevi started her career as a child artiste at the age
of four and starred in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Kannada films
before leaving films for marriage and family.
The actress believes that the industry has gone through a
sea change as technology and script have become more mature.
"Things are changing now. Audience, technology and script
have become matured. Audience want to watch heroin-oriented
films and even writers are writing scripts for women. I am
very happy to see this change," she said.
In Bollywood, Sridevi has acted with a bevy of directors
be it Yash Chopra, Satish Kaushik, Raj Kanwar or newcomer
Gauri Shinde. But the actress says she misses working with her
Mr India helmer Shekhar Kapur.
"I am lucky to have work with many filmmakers but the one
director whom I miss working with is Shekhar Kapur. He is a
brilliant director and takes out the best from nothing," she
Having married to producer Boney Kapoor for 17 years,
Sridevi is a doting mother to two daughters - Jhanvi and
"Being a mother is the most beautiful thing happened to
me. I am enjoying every bit of it. My husband is very
supportive. I lead a very normal life. I even go to fish
market to get fish for my daughters," she added.