Bollywood on Tuesday expressed sorrow over the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, a veteran actor who went on to become a successful politician.
Here’s what the celebrities said:
Amitabh Bachchan: Deeply grieved… a strong woman.
Shah Rukh Khan: Sad to hear of the passing away. May her soul rest in peace.
A.R. Rahman: Respect and condolences to the people who love Puratchi Thalaivi Jayalalithaa… We will miss her forever.
Randeep Hooda: An actor who did so many real things that affected so many people. A real woman in the time of feminism…
Hema Malini: Tamil Nadu admired and adored her as did people all over India. She was a much respected leader who held her own in a world of men.
Prabhudheva: You are our inspiration, greatest Chief Minister in many ways. You will always be remembered.
Shankar Mahadevan: A great leader of the masses has left us! She will be remembered forever. Heartfelt condolences.
Ranganathan Madhavan: Deeply saddened, shocked and moved. Such a dynamic lady and powerful leader. Vacuum in TN.
Shruti Haasan: TN loses one of its greatest leaders and bravest women.
Ram Gopal Varma: The only time ever I went to an award function. Recieving from the one and only Amma, the best director award for ‘Kshana Kshanam’.
Darshan Kumaar: May her soul rest in peace.
Raveena Tandon: What a remarkable woman. A true fighter.
Kunal Kohli: Jayalalithaa, in a man’s world, she was a woman of substance. Tougher than a man. No family, yet Amma to millions.
Kailash Kher: Jayalalithaa still lives in millions of hearts. A politician with the soul of an artiste.