Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s deeply-divisive film ‘Zero’ may have evoked polarising opinions among viewers and critics, but the verdict was unanimously positive on one front: the late Sridevi’s poignant posthumous cameo in which she was playing herself at a star-studded party.It was the 54-year-old icon’s last big screen appearance, after her death in February 2018 in Dubai due to accidental drowning in a bath tub. such a scene where Sridevi is quietly encouraging Khan’s character Bauua Singh a commoner dwarf trying to impress a bevy of well-heeled guests from the entertainment world with his magic tricks to have faith in himself and his talents would have gone unnoticed.
However, the realisation that it’s Sridevi’s ultimate cameo magnified its relevance among the views. In less than two months, Sridevi’s family and fans will be observing her first death anniversary — a fact that has not escaped viewers, filling them with an irrevocable sense of loss.Dubai-based viewer Ruchi Grover felt that the icon looked impossibly youthful in her cameo in director Aanand L Rai’s ‘Zero’.She looked so good. While watching her on the big screen, we couldn’t believe that she’s no more. She looked so full of life and so young. Her screen presence is magnetic. She was a true icon, Bollywood movie fan Neha Kashyapa felt that ‘Zero’s’ appeal was amplified due to Sridevi’s cameo.
“Watched #Zero for just last glimpse of My Lady Superstar @SrideviBKapoor I know she is no more but she always live in my heart forever. Movie was good, but it become special cos of #Sridevi ma’am. Love you.