Even before the Bollywood actress Sri Devi passed away, a tweet from actor Amitabh Bachchan posted late Saturday night is sending shivers up social media’s spine.
At a little before midnight, Mr Bachchan wrote about feeling a sense of unease, tweeting in Hindi: “Na jaane kyun, ek ajeeb si ghabrahat ho rahi hain.”
His disquiet is now being connected with the news that the ever vibrant star of Bollywood Sri Devi passed away
Sridevi, who was just 54, was Mr Bachchan’s co-star in the films Inquilaab, Aakhree Raasta and Khuda Gawah. Amitabh Bachchan also made a special appearance in 2012’s English Vinglish.
The comments thread on Amitabh Bachchan’s tweet is full of responses from fans informing him of his former co-star’s death. “Talk about sixth sense,” reads one post.
Amitabh Bachchan has not posted a second tweet so far but many other actors have, among them Sridevi’s frequent collaborators Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth.
Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher, also co-stars of the late actress, tweeted messages of condolence, as did Priyanka Chopra, Sushmita Sen and others.
Sridevi, whose film credits include Mr India, Chandni and Nagina, all but retired from the arc lights after marrying producer Boney Kapoor in 1996. The couple have two daughters, Janhvi and Khushi.
Sridevi returned to acting in English Vinglish and made two movies after that – the Tamil Puli and MOM, which released last year and co-starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna.