Sridevi make-up artist Subhash Shinde at actor Mohit Marwah’s marriage in Dubai last week, says the late actress had “so much warmth and positivity” and always treated everyone, including make-up artists, present on a film’s set like a family.
Sridevi was 54 when she passed away in Dubai late on Saturday night. “I still cannot believe she is no more. I was there in Dubai with her for her make-up at her nephew marriage. She was looking so pretty, happy and bright as ever. I came back two days ago, and on Saturday late night the news started coming in (about her death). I am still in shock,”he said.
“She was one of the icons with so much warmth and positivity. I started working with her after English Vinglish released (2012). She always treated, all of us, whether make-up artistes, dress people, everyone… like a family. We were one unit.”
He also shared: “…The colour, ornaments, even the size of her bindi, she had an eye for detailing.” The makeup artiste worked with Sridevi in films Puli and Mom.
According to him, the actress was very cooperative and patient during her make-up sessions.
“I remember during ‘Puli‘, she was supposed to wear heavy make-up. She never threw any tantrums, was always patient and cooperative with us even though the process would be time-consuming,” recalled Shinde.
“I won’t say she was a perfectionist, but the fact is that she exemplifies excellence; that comes with perfection. So yes, perfection is the word to define it.”