Anil proud to see Janhvi and Khushi accept and for Sridevi

Shekhar Kapur

Anil proud to see Janhvi and Khushi accept and for Sridevi

The National Film Awards were presented but protests over the President handing over the honour to only a select set of winners cast a shadow over the 65th edition of the highest government recognition for the film industry with numerous recipients staying away. The commotion was created when the news broke out that the President was available to hand our awards to just 11 awardees due to his busy schedule.

Janhvi looked graceful as she opted to dress up in her mother's favourite saree for the occasion. She got the Best Actress Award posthumously, after 50 years in the film industry, for her superb performance in the 2017 movie Mom.

We stumbled upon a picture of the late actress wiping off the sweat of her husband's forehead and Janhvi's action doing the same made us miss Sridevi terribly! When asked about the same, he told DD News, "It is a very proud moment at the same time... we miss her". She was always a perfectionist and it showed in all the 300 plus films she did. Sadly she is not around to accept it. He quipped, "I'm extremely happy & proud". It's so unfortunate that she is not here with us today to celebrate.

Filmmaker Rahul Dholakia, whose film Parzania (2007) bagged a couple of National Awards, was critical of the president's decision.

Janhvi has finished shooting of her debut film, Dhadak.

"The world is watching all what she did, all what she achieved..." Boney Kapoor, who made many films with her added, "She's worked her for nearly 50 years and done good 300 films and got many awards but this tops the list".

"I have registered three titles, but I can not categorically reveal what they are". He said:

"Arjun and Anshula wanted Janhvi and Khushi to be on their own for this great moment."

Manish posted a video of the three of them as well, going on stage to receive the award on behalf of the late actress.


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