Sridevi, India’s first female superstar, worked in the industry for over 50 years. She was the first modern pan-Indian actress, appearing in and delivering blockbusters in a wide range of languages. Although Sridevi played many exceptional roles that earned her national awards, Filmfare awards, and Nandi awards, Indraja from Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari will always be the Telugu audience’s favourite.
Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari is a cult classic in Telugu cinema history as we all know. The film belongs to the socio-fantasy genre, and it was directed by K Raghavendra Rao. Under the banner of Vyjayanthi Movies, Aswani Dutt produced the film. Sridevi co-starred with Chiranjeevi in the role of Indraja. The film was the highest grossing at the time and is still considered a classic today. In the film, Sridevi’s looks and performance are at their peak. At the national level, she received a standing ovation from the audience and the film industry. Sridevi was a fantastic actress back then and her popularity remains high even today.
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Sridevi charged 25 lakhs for the film Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari. The pay was nearly equal to that of the lead actor, Chiranjeevi, who charged 35 lakhs for the film. Sridevi paid close attention to the character’s appearance and costumes. Sridevi designed her own costumes with the assistance of Neeta Lulla, a well-known Mumbai costume designer. Sridevi gave the producers 85 days to finish filming her part. She used to travel to different locations during the production of Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari so that she wouldn’t miss any other projects, which would have affected the producers of the respective films. Sridevi stated on several occasions that she put a lot of effort into the character of Indraja, making it one of the best of her acting career. Sridevi is simply irreplaceable as Indraja, and it is difficult to imagine another actress in that role.
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Today is Sridevi’s 59th birth anniversary, and it feels so good to go back and watch a few of her movies, keeping the greatest actress of Indian cinema in our memories. Indraja from Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari will undoubtedly be on the top of everyone’s list.