“National Film Awards” are one of the most prestigious awards and to have the fortune of being bestowed is nothing less than a dream come true. Awards are important as they give you a sense of accomplishment that makes you feel appreciated for your work. At the same time it pushes you to work harder and raise the bar higher each time. The 65th National Film awards were announced on13th April 2018. Various celebrated artist were awarded, however the one that stole major limelight was Late Sridevi for her performance in Mom.
When Boney Kapoor heard this news, he got emotional and quoted “Thank you. I just wish she was here today to see this,” Boney told PTI.
Sridevi’s mom co star Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui was also overwhelmed and quoted, “I am not surprised, she deserved more. She deserves each and every award of the world. From a child actor till her last film. I am happy that she got a send off at the state level. But I am saddened that she got the award when she is not here today.”
The National Film Awards Jury included Shekhar Kapoor, director of Mr. India, screenwriter Imtiaz Hussain, lyricist Mehboob and actress Gautami Tadimalla.
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Along with SriDevi, Late Vinod Khanna was also awarded with the Dada Saheb Phalke Award. Movies like Baahubali 2: The Conclusion and Rajkummar Rao-starrer Newton were also recognized and emerged as major winners. While A.R Rahman was awarded for Best Music direction, Choreographer Ganesh Acharya took home the title of Best Choreographer for the song “Gori Tu Latth Maar”.
SriDevi lost her life on 24th February 2018 due to accidental drowning. She was also felicitated at the Oscars earlier along with Shashi Kapoor. Sridevi was in talks for her upcoming movie with Karan Johar along with Dharma Productions, however post her unfortunate death Madhuri has replaced her for the role.
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