RIP Sridevi! Anushka Sharma Cancels ‘Pari’ Screening

Story highlights

  • The film industry is in collective shock after Sridevi’s sudden death
  • Anushka has decided to cancel the screening of her upcoming film Pari
  • Sridevi, one of cinema’s most iconic heroines, passed away  on Saturday

It is indeed a ‘dark day’ for the Hindi film industry as veteran actress Sridevi died after suffering a massive cardiac arrest in UAE on February 24. She was 54. The last rites will be held today. In the light of events, Anushka Sharma and KriArj Entertainment have decided to cancel the screening of their upcoming film Pari.

While the movie is due to release on March 2, the screening of Pari, for industry members, was to be held on Wednesday, but now stands cancelled. Producer Prernaa Aroraa has said in a statement, “We are deeply shocked and heartbroken with the untimely demise of our beloved Indian legend, Sridevi.

To honour her memory and the legacy she left behind, KriArj Entertainment has decided to cancel the screening of their upcoming film, Pari, which was earlier scheduled for the 28th of February.”

According to sources, her body is being flown down to Mumbai (expected to arrive by 3 pm) and the last rites should take place tomorrow in the city.Meanwhile, there’s been an outpouring on Twitter, with Sridevi’s co-stars, directors, colleagues, and other members of the film fraternity expressing shock, disbelief, and condolences over the unexpected death of one of cinema’s most-gifted actors.

All we know for now is that Anushka Sharma plays a witch named Rukhsana. Parambrata Chatterjee invites her to his home and she overstays her welcome while creepy things begin to happen. Yes, that is all we know. After a long time, we have seen a movie that has kept us guessing about the plot. Pari hits theaters on March 2, coinciding with Holi, hence the makers’ promotional tagline This Holi, Be Safe.

The trailer and promos of the film have left the audience fairly excited and one can expect people to gather outside the ticket windows when the movie releases. Pari is a joint-production venture between KriArj Entertainment and Anushka Sharma’s production house. From the looks of it, Pari seems like profitable venture.

Also Read: Here’s how Bollywood reacts to the sudden demise of veteran actor Sridevi


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