Sridevi wins National award for MOM posthumously

A still from Newton

A still from Newton

At the award ceremony, Jury Chief Shekhar Kapur had confessed that he had requested his fellow jury members to not to give the award to Sridevi.

NEW DELHI-The late Sridevi was on April 13 named the Best Actress for her role as a vengeful mother in the Hindi film "Mom" at the 65th National Film Awards. Gauthami, Imtiaz Hussain, lyricist Mehboob, P Sheshadri, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Ranjit Das, Rajesh Mapuskar, Tripurari Sharma and Rumi Jaffrey are the other members of the panel.

Among the four major categories, the late Sridevi remained the sole Bollywood recipient, posthumously winning the best actress award for her last film, crime thriller Mom. From a child actor till her last film. Indian cinema's first female superstar's died due to accidental drowning, as per the forensic report.

Regional cinema dominated the 65th National Film Awards which were announced on Friday. I had no idea I was even in the running... Amit V Masurkar's Newton has bagged the Best Hindi Film while Pankaj Tripathi has received a special mention for his performance. "My director and co-actors made it so easy for me to act in this film".

Sridevi in a still from Mom
Sridevi in a still from Mom

Hello Arsi. It was also recognised as the best Odiya film. Special Jury Award in the Non-Feature category was given to "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings And Monday", directed by Prateek Vats and produced by Films Division. I'm really happy; it's great news for me because it was our film.

Well, this would be the auspicious moment for Sridevi, if she is with us. Mhorkya, a Marathi film, was adjudged the best children's film, while the best Marathi film award went to Kaccha Limbu.

"Thank you. I just wish she was here today to see this", Boney told PTI when reached out for a reaction. "It means the world".

Rima Das' globally feted "Village Rockstars" won best feature, and awards for editing and location sound.

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