Sridevi has had a long and impactful career in the Indian film industry with a number of her films receiving cult classic status. Her work in films has been recognized and applauded not only in the Hindi film genre but also for her work in the southern film industry
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