A tweet posted late Saturday night by actor Amitabh Bachchan is sending shivers up social media’s spine. At a little before midnight, Mr Bachchan wrote about feeling a sense of unease, tweeting in Hindi: “Na jaane kyun, ek ajeeb si ghabrahat ho rahi hain.” His disquiet is now being seen by Twitter as an eerie premonition – hours later, the world learnt that actress Sridevi had died of a cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she and the family were attending a wedding. Sridevi, who was just 54, was Mr Bachchan’s co-star in the films Inquilaab, Aakhree Raasta and Khuda Gawah. Amitabh Bachchan also made a special appearance in 2012’s English Vinglish, the film that marked Sridevi’s return to screen after a hiatus of many years.
The comments thread on Amitabh Bachchan’s tweet is full of responses from fans informing him of his former co-star’s death. “Talk about sixth sense,” reads one post. See what Mr Bachchan tweeted:
Amitabh Bachchan has not posted a second tweet so far but many other actors have, among them Sridevi’s frequent collaborators Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth:
Rishi Kapoor, who starred with Sridevi in the iconic Chandni, posted this:
Anupam Kher remembers her the way she always was: