The late Sridevi was on Friday named the Best Actress posthumously for her role as a vengeful mother in the Hindi film Mom.
In the movie directed by Ravi Udyawar, Sridevi played a mother who sets out to avenge her step-daughter, essayed by Pakistani actress Sajal Ali.
Expressing their happiness, Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor and daughters released a statement about the same. On behalf of Boney, Janhvi and Khushi, the statement read, “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.”
“Its time to celebrate her life and her achievements. She is not with us today but her legacy will always live on. We thank the Government of India, the Hon’ble Jury Members for this honor. We also take this opportunity to thank all our friends, her fans who have been sending us congratulatory messages. Thank you, Janhvi, Khushi & Boney Kapoor.”
Sridevi died in February in a Dubai hotel, leaving the film industry, her family members and legions of fans in a state of shock.
In an earlier interview to IANS, Sridevi had said she was proud to be a part of a film like “Mom”, and the reactions it elicited.
She was especially happy that the movie had made parents more conscious about sending their children to parties at farmhouses, and made several girls realise to be careful about the car they sit in to return home late at night.
“People reacted very well and I felt good about it,” she had said.