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Sridevi On Turning Down Sivagami Role: “I Have Rejected Many Films In The Past, Ask About Them Too!”

Sridevi says she has her ‘own reasons’ for refusing to play Queen Mother Sivagami in Baahubali. In a recent interview, she said:


“To be honest, I didn’t see the movie. But I would like to talk about this because I thought maybe I will talk about this in Hyderabad. Because it has become a big issue. People are talking and imagining things. I have my own reasons. And why people are asking me about this after Baahubali part 2? Why wasn’t it asked to me earlier? There are many films I refuse. Why aren’t they talking about it? Why only this film?”

 Before the release of the film’s first part, news broke out about Sridevi being approached for the role of Baahubali’s foster mother. Reports suggested that the actress had rejected the offer as she wasn’t satisfied with the contract. Ramya Krishnan, who accepted the role, continues to be lauded for her performance in the films.

Sridevi, who will soon be seen in a thriller called Mom, thinks the several women-oriented films now is a good sign of a progress in the industry.

“I think it’s the best time to be in this industry. I feel very lucky that I am still able to be part of these films. And filmmakers are exploring and making new and different subjects which are also woman-oriented films like Piku, Kahaani, Queen and of course English Vinglish,” she said. 


Recently, the 53-year-old actress was forced to clarify her statements she made about her daughter, Jhanvi Kapoor. Speaking on the same, she tells Masand, “She is very naive very very affectionate and there are many qualities I can see in her. Every day I used to see my Mom standing and I used to feel secure. But with Jhanvi, I don’t think that’s going to happen. In her case, I think it will be other way round. It will be embarrassing for her if I accompany her on sets. So, I won’t expect the same thing. So I have to change with the time,” she said.

Watch the full interview here: