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Jayalalithaa death: Telugu stars mourn Amma's loss!

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa, fondly revered as Amma passed away at Chennai's Apollo Hospital at 11.30 PM on Monday, December 5, 2016. The towering political personality will be cremated at MGR Memorial, Marina Beach on Tuesday evening.

Jayalalithaa death: Telugu stars mourn Amma's loss!

New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa, fondly revered as Amma passed away at Chennai's Apollo Hospital at 11.30 PM on Monday, December 5, 2016. The towering political personality will be cremated at MGR Memorial, Marina Beach on Tuesday evening.

While the entire nation is grief-stricken with Amma's death, Telugu film industry has expressed profound sadness over the demise. J Jayalalithaa started off as a leading actress during the mid 1960s. She was a popular face in the south as well as Bollywood films. She has appeared in 140 films from 1961 to 1980, primarily in the Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industries respectively. 

Jayalalithaa was even revered as the 'queen of Tamil cinema' for her immense acting ability and contribution to the industry. Veteran actors Jamuna, Krishna and Mohan Babu recalled the moments they shared with her on and off the sets.

IANS quoted Jamuna as saying that Jayalalithaa was a model for women as she fought all odds to chart her own course and reached the dizzy heights of fame and success. Jamuna, who acted with Jayalalithaa in "Sri Krishna Vijayam" (1969), said she was fortunate to get an opportunity to work with her.

Interestingly, Jayalalithaa, who was then an upcoming actress played the main lead role in this film with legendary N.T. Rama Rao. The veteran actress said even after becoming the Chief Minister, Jayalalitha did not forget her co-stars and used to enquire about their well-being. Jamuna said Jayalalitha had great concern for all the artistes, especially the poor.

Superstar of yesteryears Krishna also paid rich tributes to Jayalalitha, who acted in about 25 Telugu films. Krishna, who worked with Jayalalitha in "Goodachari 116" (1967), described her as an affable and soft-spoken person.

Another veteran actor from the south, Mohan Babu, expressing profound grief over Jayalalitha's demise, described her as the symbol of woman power. Many stars from the Telugu and Tamil film industry took to Twitter to express their grief. They tweeted:

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