The winners of the 65th National Awards were announced last month and Sridevi, who passed away on February 24, was declared the Best Actress for MOM along with the Best Actor award which went to Riddhi Sen for his film Nagarkirtan.
The award distribution ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 3 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi and the awards will be presented by President Ram Nath Kovind. To accept Sridevi’s award, husband Boney Kapoor along with his two daughters Janhvi and Khushi flew down to the national capital on Monday evening.
The trio was clicked outside the Delhi airport on Monday. Sridevi was last seen on the silver screen in Ravi Udyawar directorial MOM. Along with her, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna also had pivotal roles in the movie.
In the film, the late actor played a mother who is ready to go to any lengths to avenge the rape of her daughter. Sridevi’s performance was appreciated by the critics and the audience alike.
While announcing the award for Sridevi, veteran filmmaker and jury member Shekhar Kapur said, “It was not because of the relationship we shared but because she (Sridevi) was the most deserving candidate for her portrayal in Mom.” Apart from the Kapoor family, actor Divya Dutta who has been awarded Best Supporting Actor (Female) award for her film Irada has also reached Delhi.