Late Sridevi honoured at the 71st Cannes Film Festival
The late Bollywood actor Sridevi was honoured with the TITAN Reginald F Lewis Film Icon Award (celebrates women of the film industry all over the world) at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai and film producer Namrata Goyal received the award on behalf of Sridevi’s family.
“Janhvi, Khushi and I are overwhelmed with the recognition and tributes and love of millions of her fans being showered on her. Her work and life has touched so many hearts across the world and she has been an inspiration to millions. She will live forever, thanks to her body of work,” the actor’s husband, producer Boney Kapoor, said in a statement.
It was honour to receive Award on behalf of legend @SrideviBKapoor at @Festival_Cannes yesterday for her outstanding contribution in indian cinema n shared my experience with impeccable inimitable actor to western audience hosted by Titan Reginald F. Lewis film honours 🎥 pic.twitter.com/5QZsTYtVkG
— Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) May 17, 2018
Recently, the late actor was also posthumously honoured at the 65th National Film Awards (she was given the Best Actress award for her performance in “Mom”). The award was presented by President Ram Nath Kovind and was received by Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor and daughters Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor.
Sridevi passed away on February 24 in Dubai.
— PIB India (@PIB_India) May 3, 2018
Boney Kapoor immerses Sridevi’s ashes in sea at Rameswaram
Late actor Sridevi’s ashes were immersed in the Bay of Bengal off the Injambakkam coast in Chennai by husband Boney Kapoor and daughters Jhanvi and Khushi. The Kapoor family, accompanied by a priest, performed asthi visarjan on the Injambakkam beach. The ashes, brought by Boney in a special aircraft, was taken to pilgrimage town of Rameswaram on March 3, a source told PTI.
Sridevi’s funeral in Mumbai: Pics and videos
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Million Hands… Billion Prayers… Trillion Tears…#Sridevi Ma'am 😢
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#Sridevi's body draped in Indian flag, to be cremated with state honours.
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Shocking: Sridevi no more (1963-2018), just when her second innings had taken off
Sridevi died of accidental drowning in bathtub after having alcohol in Dubai (earlier it was reported she had died of cardiac arrest). She was in Dubai to attend nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding. Her elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor did not accompany Sridevi in Dubai; she is currently shooting for her debut Hindi film Dhadak (remake of hit Marathi film Sairat).
Her untimely death has shocked her fans as well as her colleagues from Bollywood and the Indian film industry.
Popularly hailed as the first female superstar of Hindi cinema, the veteran actor was married to film producer Boney Kapoor with whom she had two daughters – Jhanvi and Khushi.
Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi. She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances. My thoughts are with her family and admirers in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2018
Sridevi was last seen in MOM, with Akshay Khanna & Nawazuddin. Sridevi had worked in films such as Mawaali (1983), Tohfa (1984), Mr India (1987) and Chandni (1989).
Tamil movie Moondru Mudichu (1976), starring Kamal Haasan, was Sridevi’s first film as a leading heroine. She debuted in the industry as a child actress. Later, Sridevi and Kamal Haasan co-starred in Tamil films like 16 Vayathinile and Guru. Hindi film Sadma (1983), remake of Tamil Film Moondram Pirai, is considered to be one of the best films of Sridevi and Kamal Haasan’s career.
Have witnessed Sridevi's life from an adolescent teenager to the magnificeint lady she became. Her stardom was well deserved. Many happy moments with her flash through my mind including the last time I met her. Sadma's lullaby haunts me now. We'll miss her
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 25, 2018
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