So big a fan of Sridevi is Aneesh Nair from Chennai that he's opening an acting school in which the actress' films and her dance routines will form the major part of the syllabus, reports mid-day. The school is in honour of the 54-year-old Sridevi and she has reportedly allowed her name to be used by the academy. Sridevi's team is also going to liaise on the school's syllabus and free classes will be provided to underprivileged children, according to mid-day. The plan is Chennai first, followed by branches in Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.
- The school is in honour of the 54-year-old actress
- She has reportedly allowed her name to be used by the academy
- Sridevi's team is also going to liaise on the school's syllabus
A source told mid-day, "The actress' movies are a part of the syllabus. Her style of dancing will be taught as well. The founder, Aneesh Nair, is in talks with reputed film schools as well as the actress' team to put together a concrete syllabus. Besides paying homage to her, the school will also give free acting coaching to underprivileged kids."
Sridevi might also be personally involved. "She has been requested to inaugurate the school that kick-starts early next year. She may also be an honorary lecturer," said mid-day's source.
All Sridevi would say to mid-day was, "I'm grateful to my fans for showering me with so much love."
No details of which of Sridevi's films are going to be taught have been revealed - surely Mr India, with its iconic Hawa Hawai dance number, and Chaalbaaz will be among them?
Sridevi, often considered India's first female superstar, has an extensive list of film credits in the South and Bollywood. She has ceded some of her limelight to Janhvi, the elder of Sridevi's two daughters with producer Boney Kapoor who is now shooting her debut film. However, Sridevi continues to act in fits and starts and was last seen in 2017's revenge drama MOM.