Sridevi, known for films like Himmatwala, Mr India, Lamhe, Sadma and Khuda Gawah and English Vinglish, was last seen in the Tamil film Puli
The remake of Sadma might have a contemporary take. "We have a few new approaches to the film but we are not locking anything yet. I am very careful not to destroy the essence of the original film and also not to make the film boring, as most of us have already seen the old Sadma at some point"
The other factor that makes Puli special for her, was sharing screen space with Sridevi. "The first film I saw of Sridevi ma'am was Sadma opposite Kamal Haasan, when I was 10 years old. I was too young to understand much and was crying my lungs out, moved by her performance," said Hansika
Prolific filmmaker Balu Mahendra was a craftsman who narrated emotional dramas with minimum characters and effective visuals for over three decades, won five National Awards and influenced a whole generation of filmmakers with his work.
Actors Ranveer Singh and Kareena Kapoor Khan are reportedly onboard the remake of Sadma, which will be backed by Boney Kapoor. The 1983 film featured Sridevi and Kamal Haasan in lead roles.
As Sridevi turns a year older this Friday, we take a look at her journey through this pictures
There are films that make you laugh, allow the mind to ponder the impossible and stretch your imagination.
But ever so often on that emotional roller-coaster - amidst the drama, laughs and tears of joy - there are those moments that tug on your heartstrings and are so heart-wrenching that they remain with you forever.