Sridevi's friends Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth mourn her demise

File photo of Sridevi with Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth at an event that honoured music director Ilayaraja Photograph:( Bollywoodlife.com )

ANI New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 25, 2018, 06.59 AM (IST)

Tamil superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan are saddened by the news of veteran actor Sridevi`s sudden demise.The stars, with whom Sridevi acted in a number of hits, expressed their grief on their Twitter handles.

"I`m shocked and very disturbed. I`ve lost a dear friend and the industry has lost a true legend. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I feel the pain with them #RIPSridev ... you will be missed," tweeted Thalaivar.

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Haasan, on the other hand, tweeted, "Have witnessed Sridevi`s life from an adolescent teenager to the magnificent lady she became. Her stardom was well deserved. Many happy moments with her flash through my mind including the last time I met her. Sadma`s lullaby haunts me now. We`ll miss her"

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Sridevi, who started out as a child artiste in Tamil cinema, was only 13 when she was cast alongside two of her favourite proteges, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth, in K Balachander`s `Moondru Mudichu` (1976).

Also see: Remembering Sridevi: The songs that made her a superstar

Sridevi and Rajinikanth acted in a number of hits together but it was with Kamal Haasan that she shared the most prolific on-screen collaboration. 

Together, they appeared in nearly 30 films.Hailed as the first female superstar of Hindi cinema, Sridevi died in Dubai on Saturday after a cardiac arrest. She was 54.