At the prestigious National Film Awards which were held today in the National capital, Late actress Sridevi was awarded with the Best Actress trophy for her performance in the 2017 Bollywood film MOM. Husband Boney Kapoor along with his two daughters – Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor attended the event held at Vigyaan Bhawan in Delhi.
Janhvi wore one of Sridevi’s saree and accepted the Best Actress Award in the hands of President Shri RamNath Kovind. Janhvi looked wonderful in a pink and ivory saree which she rounded off with Jhumkas and a bindi.
Ahead of the ceremony, husband Boney Kapoor said, “I wish she was here. She truly deserved this award. It s so unfortunate that she is not here with us today to celebrate. I am grateful to the government of India, the I&B Ministry and the jury. It is a proud moment for all of us but sadly she is not here.”
Janhvi too got emotional and said, “I want to thank the jury and the government of India for recognising the hardwork my mother has done. It is very special for us as a family.”
Designer Manish Malhotra who was very close to Sridevi shared a heartfelt post on Instagram on this occasion
The very pretty @janhvikapoor as she goes to Receive Sridevi Ma’am’s Much Deserved National Award for her fabulous performance in Mom’ … An Actress and a human being and the friend that we all miss every day of our life’s … #jhanvikapoor in her Mom s personel Saree for this emotional and precious moment .., #kushikapoor #boneykapoor #manishmalhotraworld @mmalhotraworld
Sridevi passed away in a Dubai hotel on February 24 this year due to accidental drowning at the age of 54. She is is best known for her work in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil Cinema. In her illustrious career, Sridevi’s performances in films like Chandni, Sadma, English Vinglish, Judaai, Mr. India and Lamhe are popular even today.
Janhvi Kapoor will soon make her debut this year opposite actor Ishaan Khatter. The film titled Dhadak is a Karan Johar production and is a remake of the 2016 Marathi hit film Sairaat.