Late actress Sridevi has been named as the Best Actress for her performance in 'Mom' at the 65th National Film Awards.
Mumbai: Late actress Sridevi has been named as the Best Actress at the prestigious 65th National Film Awards 2018. The announcement of the winners was made today by the filmmaker and jury head Shekhar Kapur. The veteran star has received the award for her powerful performance in director Ravi Udyawar's debut film 'Mom'. Her husband Boney Kapoor, daughters Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor are overwhelmed with the honour and they have released an official statement thanking the Government of India.
Releasing the statement hours after the announcement of the award, they said, “We are overjoyed to know that the Jury has conferred the Best Actor Award to Sridevi for her performance in MOM. It’s a very special moment for all of us. She was always a perfectionist and it showed in all the 300 plus films she did. She was not just a super actor but a Super Wife and a Super Mom. Its time to celebrate her life and her achievements. She is not with us today but her legacy will always live on.”
Thanking the government for the award, they added, “We thank the Government of India, the Hon’ble Jury Members for this honour. We also take this opportunity to thank all our friends, her fans who have been sending us congratulatory messages. Thank you.”
Sridevi died of accidental drowning on February 24, 2018 in Dubai. The veteran actress was in the UAE to attend the family wedding.