Along with the glamorous entries made by Indian actors and actresses at the maiden 71st Cannes International Film Festival this year, late Bollywood actress Sridevi was honoured with a special salute at the Titan Reginald F Lewis Film Honours and the honour was received by producer Subhash Ghai on behalf of the Kapoor family.
The Cannes International Film festival is a gala of its own kind, with glitz and glam turning up on the red carpet from across the world. Seen as one of the most glamorous extravaganza were international celebrities are recognised and honoured for their work, the film festival also honours actors who have passed away. This year, late Indian actress Sridevi received posthumous honours for her work and contribution to the film industry. A video footage dedicated to Sridevi was played at the event and the late actress was honoured with a special salute at the Titan Reginald F Lewis Film Honours.
Daughters of Sridevi – Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor were supposed to be present at the function with their father Boney Kapoor. However they couldn’t make it to Cannes and it was filmmaker Subhash Ghai who accepted the award on behalf of Sridevi’s family. Boney Kapoor said in a pre-recorded message, “I’m happy that people from the world over are recognising her body of work and her contribution to cinema. Even though the overwhelming emptiness of losing her remains, it’s comforting to know that she lives on through her work.”
Sridevi was awarded the National Film Award in the best actress category for her performance in the Hindi film Mom, in which Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna were the co-stars of Sridevi. Not just this, Sridevi was also honoured in the Memoriam section at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony. As Janhvi Kapoor gets ready for her Bollywood debut with Karan Johar’s upcoming film Dhadak starring Ishaan Khatter, Boney Kapoor plans to make a documentary film on Sridevi to pay tribute to her late beloved wife, enlivening here name on the silver screen one last time.