India is one country where the emotional quotient is very high and once the people start loving you they will go to great heights to show that adulation. This privilege is something often experienced by the film stars because by nature Indians love cinema. Among them, certain film celebrities become like demigods.
A classic example for that is Athiloka Sundari Sridevi. Her demise has brought the entire nation to a standstill and she is everywhere. Some are now linking this following to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The way Indira Gandhi had followers, Sridevi has got the same and perhaps even more.
Of course those days not much of media presence was there and it was only Doordarshan on TV and radio. Today, nobody even knows what happened in Syria or even Kanchi Swamy’s demise. Everything went aside and it is only Sridevi everywhere. About 15 to 20 lakhs took part in the funeral procession apart from those who watched the TV.