25/02/2018 5:22 PM IST | Updated 25/02/2018 5:55 PM IST

Sridevi's Mr. India Director, Shekhar Kapur, Remembers Her With A Heart-wrenching Message

'You were never less than surprising.'

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After Sridevi suddenly passed away in Dubai's Emirates Tower hotel, following a cardiac arrest, tributes have started pouring in for the actress from the film industry.

A much-loved actress, Sridevi delivered terrific performances in films such as Sadma, Lamhe, Chaalbaaz, Mr. India and more recently in English Vinglish and Mom.

She was in the UAE to attend the wedding of her nephew, Mohit Marwah, when news of her sudden demise broke.

The actress' Mr. India director, Shekhar Kapur, remembered her in a heartfelt post on Instagram.

Here's his full note:

"You were the most exciting actress I ever worked with. Your energy on camera was scintillating. There was not a moment on screen that you did not have the audience in your grip. Be it an emotion, a comic moment, a dance.

You were so innovative. You always did far, far more than I asked of you. You were never less than surprising.

As a human being, you were incredibly supportive of those you were close to. I remember when everyone was going at me for a film that was threatening to fall apart .. you fought for me like a tigress. You were so loyal to your Directors.

It's unbelievable that you passed. Unexpected, sudden and shocking. It shook us all. We were waiting for Mr India 2 ! Honestly .. that film should have been made by now .. It's devastating for Boney, your daughters and your family .. I know up there you will still be looking forward to your daughters debut .. we will never get over Sri Devi!"