Zee Studios' Mom struck a chord with the nation as it was the late actress Sridevi's 300th film. Sridevi played the role of a step-mother in the film who seeks revenge, with the help of a detective (played by Nawauddin Siddiqui), for her step-daughter's brutal gang rape. And Sridevi Kapoor was posthumously honoured with the Best Actress award for her last film, Mom. I wish my father was here to receive this award.
Feeling extremely proud of his wife, Boney Kapoor said this award was what "English Vinglish" actress got after working for 50 years in the film industry. Boney Kapoor, who made many films with her added, "She's worked her for nearly 50 years and done good 300 films and got many awards but this tops the list".More news: Thunderstorm kills over 100 in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan
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Late actor and parliamentarian Vinod Khanna, who passed away a year ago, was awarded India's highest film honour, the Dadasaheb Phalke award. "It's a very proud moment at the same time". Not only did Sridevi's stellar performance leave a lasting impact on the audiences, the film is also much loved for its music with AR Rehman taking home the Best Background Score award. We don't know if we should feel elated, laugh with joy, or cry while remembering her. The award was given away by President Ram Nath Kovind, Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Smriti Irani, Minister of State, I&B, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and I&B Secretary Narendra Kumar Sinha.
Seeing Janhvi Kapoor wear Sridevi's saree at the 65th National Film Awards yesterday was really heartwarming, to say the least. "I want to thank the jury and the government of India for recognising the hard work my mother has done". It is a very proud moment for all us. Boney Kapoor took to Twitter to share his moment of pride, from Sridevi's Twitter account.