Dhappa, a Marathi film was awarded the best National Integration film and the best popular film award was given to Baahubali-2.
However, in a shocking revelation, Shekhar Kapoor, who was also a very close friend of Sridevi, said that he repeatedly urged the jury members to re-think and re-nominate actresses for the coveted award. "I was stunned at the quality of films not in Hindi cinema, but regional cinema, cinema that has never come up before", he said before announcing the winners.
Unfortunately, it turned out to be her last performance on the big screen as Sridevi breathed her last in Dubai early this year.
Sridevi's co-star Anil Kapoor shared a note on social media and thanked the jury for felicitating the actress with the award. The film also saw Nawazuddin Siddique and Akshay Khanna sharing frames with her. She was not only a super actress, but a super wife and a super mom.
Guess what, the Isaipuyal had taken time off his busy schedule to share a heart-felt message for fans following the achievement. "We all are missing her now". "But after 10 days of watching these films, talking to my jury members, I want to make a film in India".More news: US VP drops summit banquet, abruptly goes to hotel in Peru
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Her husband and daughters, Boney, Jhanvi and Khushi Kapoor, issued a statement expressing their joy and thanking the government of India for honouring Sridevi.
Reacting to the announcement, Mom director Ravi Udayawar said, "She deserves it". Boney also said that her legacy will continue to inspire us.
The major highlight in the award list was that of 19-year-old Bengali actor Riddhi Sen being named the best actor for his acting in the film 'Nagar Kirtan'. She's probably the best actor I've ever worked with. And I know why. I'm not the celebrating type so I don't know what the plan is. "It means the world", Divya added.
"Right from the time the film was released, I used to get a huge response from all those who saw it". Every morning, all that I would do was with the hope that one day you'd be as proud of me as I was of you. I think Mom is the ideal movie.