Sridevi Kapoor, who had worked with veteran Balu Mahendra in some of his films, has expressed her condolence over the death of the legendary film personality. She took to Twitter to express her grief.
Balu Mahendra passed away earlier today after suffering a heart attack. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Chennai.
On Twitter, Sridevi Kapoor wrote, "Deeply saddened on the demise of Balu Mahendra.The legacy of his creations Sadma & Moondaram Pirai will live on.My condolences to the family."
Balu Mahendra, who started as a passionate cinematographer, turned director with Kannada movie Kokila. He did not restrict himself to one film industry as he worked in all the leading film industries of India like Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada. He also won National Awards, State Awards and many such awards for his various films.
Sridevi Kapoor's performance in Balu Mahendra's Sadma and Moondram Pirai had earned good name for the actress. Both the movies are considered as classics, which also starred by Kamal Hassan.
Meanwhile, social networking sites are bombarded with condolence messages of Balu Mahendra's fans and film fraternity. Khushboo, editor Sreekar Prasad, cinematographer Ravi K Chandran, Siddharth, Varalakshmi Sarathkumar, Shruti Hassan, Vijay Yesudas, Mohan Raman and many other celebrities have also expressed their deepest condolences.