Let my daughter decide: Sridevi

Starting her film career as a child artist when she was four, veteran actress Sridevi says she is not pushing her daughter Jhanvi in movies at this age.

‘It is too early for her to come in films. At various events she comes with me as a daughter, as a friend, as I like to take her along. It does not mean all this (movie debut),’ Sridevi said.

Rumour mills were abuzz that Sridevi’s elder daughter Jhanvi (around 15 years old) would debut in a Karan Johar film and would also be seen in a Telugu flick, which will be a sequel to Sridevi and Chiranjeevi starrer Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari. It was later dubbed in Hindi as Aadmi Aur Apsara.

It is not that I am trying to push her or she wants to be in limelight. It is unfortunate that people sometimes misunderstand,’ the actress said.

Sridevi started her career as a child actor at the age of four with the 1967 Tamil movie Kandan Karunai and later acted in many Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam movies. In 1975, she debuted in Hindi cinema with a child role in Julie.

Sridevi did films like Meendum Kokila, Moondram Pirai, Kshana Kshanam and others and gave power packed performances in Hindi films including Sadma, Nagina, Mr India, Chandni, ChaalBaaz, Lamhe, Khuda Gawah and Judaai.