Sridevi's biography to be published soon
Written by Dhiraj Kumar, the biography is titled Sridevi: The Life of a Legend
Spelling out the career, life and personality of the late veteran actress Sridevi, author Dhiraj Kumar has penned a biography titled, Sridevi: The Life of a Legend. Opening up about the book, the author says, "The inspiration behind writing the book was Sridevi ma'am's life, which was so expansive. It goes back 50 years, up to 300 films across 5 languages. It is unprecedented and unparalleled in Indian cinema. Anyone who has had that kind of trajectory has not transcended across these many languages."
Being Sridevi's close friend and fan, the actor has shared a lot of insights and experiences pertaining to the Cinema industry with Dhiraj. The author, therefore, felt the need to write about the things she has said about her career and life.
Information about Sridevi's life and career is predominantly out in the open. Speaking about what's different in his biography of the veteran actor, Dhiraj says, "What is already out in the public about Sridevi's life is only 10%. This biography will give readers a peek into her early days as a child artist. It will have anecdotes about her school life in Chennai. Her actual first Tamil movie, details about her ancestry, and many more such information will be revealed in my book."
Speaking about the sources he spoke to for the biography, Dhiraj says, "I have interviewed actors who starred along with Sridevi as child artists. Many of them have left the acting field and are working in various other fields. We are also in touch with Kamal sir, Suhasini ma'am, Radhika ma'am, and Aravind Swami, to name a few. I am also talking to a lot of technicians who have worked with her."
Dhiraj added that it has taken him five years to complete the book, which he started writing after the actor's unfortunate demise in 2018. The book is yet to be published as Dhiraj will be working on it for final touches in the coming month.