The film was 1971's Tamil devotional Aathi Parashakti, in which Jayalalithaa played the lead role of Goddess Sakthi, opposite Gemini Ganesan as Lord Shiva. Sridevi, then a child artiste, appeared as Lord Murugan. Now 53, Sridevi recalled Jayalalithaa as "articulate, dignified, cultured and caring."
The most articulate dignified,cultured & caring lady, lucky to have worked with her. I Along with millions of our people will miss her. pic.twitter.com/ol49dfkyhw? SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) December 7, 2016
A day earlier, she tweeted:
A great leader who drew huge respect,love,adulation & worshiped by millions of followers,the country will surely miss Jayalalithaa Amma. RIP? SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) December 6, 2016
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth - Sridevi's co-star of several films and whose movie Billa was reportedly rejected by Jayalalithaa - also tweeted after the politician's death. He wrote: "Not just Tamil Nadu but India has lost a brave daughter. I pray to God to rest her soul in peace."
Other tributes pured in from Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini (whose husband Dharmendra co-starred with Jayalalithaa in her only Hindi film, 1968's Izzat) and Rishi Kapoor.
T 2463 - Jayalalitha ji the only CM of a State that celebrated 100 years of Indian Cinema .. from all regions .. most admirable ! pic.twitter.com/W2pcsVKhYL? Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 5, 2016
V upset to hear abt Jayalalitha's passing away. She was strong,had tremendous will power & carved a special niche for herself in politics.? Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) December 5, 2016
Tamil Nadu admired & adored her as did people all over India. She was a much respected leader, who held her own in a world of men. RIP Jaya!? Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) December 5, 2016
R I P. With deep reverence. pic.twitter.com/cmVqM7LELe? Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) December 6, 2016
J Jayalalithaa's cinematic work includes films like Vennira Aadai, Aayirathil Oruvan, Gudachari 116, Deiva Magan, Adimaippenn, Ali Baba 40 Dongalu and Bharya Biddalu.
She has been succeeded by O Panneerselvam as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.