Bollywood actress Sridevi paid tribute to renowned film director K Balachander who died of a cardiac arrest yesterday at the age of 84.
The actress, who got her break as a leading lady in Tamil cinema with Mr Balachander's Moondru Mudichu, wrote on Twitter:
Balachander sir passes away, the legend lives in hearts of millions of filmgoers. Artists whose lives he enriched by casting & mentoring us.- SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) December 24, 2014
His films were bold & so were his decisions. One day he decided to cast a child artist as a heroine.MOONDRU MUDICHU changed my life forever.- SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) December 24, 2014
Tamil Cinema & all people involved in it including me have grown in his shadow. Condolences to his family. He shall always live in our heart- SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) December 24, 2014
K Balachander achieved a casting coup with his 1976 hit film Moondru Mudichu starring the actress. All of 13, Sridevi played the object of two men's affections, the good-hearted Balaji, played by Kamal Haasan, and the womanizing Prasath, played by Rajinikanth.