The 65th National Award Ceremony is all set to take place in New Delhi today. Boney Kapoor, along with his two daughters, Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor, are in the capital city to receive the award on behalf of Sridevi, who posthumously bagged the Best Actress Award. Sridevi, who passes away on February 24, was declared as the best actress by the jury of the 65th National Film Awards, earlier this month, for her performance in Mom, that released last year.
When the announcement of the actress bagging the award was made, Boney Kapoor just had one thing to say, “I just wish she was around to see this day.” On the other hand, Janhvi and Khushi, took to their Instagram profile to express their gratitude towards the jury and the audience for loving and admiring their mom. “We are overjoyed to know that the jury has conferred the best actor award to Sridevi for her performance in Mom. It’s a very special moment for all of us. She was always a perfectionist and it showed in all the 300 plus films she did. She was not just a super actor but a super wife and a super mom. It’s time to celebrate her life and her achievements. She is not with us today but her legacy will always live on.”
Take a look at the pics of Boney, Khushi, and Janhvi from last night when they arrived at the Delhi airport :
Pics by Yogen Shah
Shekhar Kapur who was in the jury was apparently against Sridevi getting the award. During one of his interviews he revealed, “The best actress is Sridevi for Mom and I promise you it is not my relationship with her. Every morning when I came here, I would ask everyone to vote once again. I would look at all the actors, talk about them and I would say, ‘there should be not Sridevi, not Sridevi’! We used take a vote and it always came back to Sridevi. It was me who fought that it shouldn’t be Sridevi. We are all emotionally involved with Sridevi. I used to say, ‘don’t give her an award because she died, it is unfair on the other girls. They have also worked hard for 10-12 years, they too have a career.” Stay tuned to this space as we keep you updated with all the details of the 65th National Award ceremony happening later in the day.