Cannes honours the late Sridevi


CANNES: Iconic Bollywood actor Sridevi was posthumously honoured at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Film-maker Subhash Ghai, who received the award on her behalf, says he felt honoured.

Sridevi was honoured with the TITAN Reginald F Lewis Film Icon Award, which celebrates women of the film industry all over the world and also salutes the multicultural impact on the film industry.

Ghai shared a few photographs of himself while receiving the award on Twitter and captioned it, “It was honour to receive the award on behalf of legend Sridevi Kapoor at Cannes Film Festival yesterday for her outstanding contribution in Indian cinema and shared my experience with impeccable inimitable actor to western audience hosted by Titan Reginald F Lewis film honours.”

Sridevi’s producer husband Boney Kapoor said he and his daughters Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor were overwhelmed with the recognition, tributes and love that the superstar has been showered with.

“Her work and life has touched so many hearts across the world and she has been an inspiration to millions. She will live forever, thanks to her body of work,” Boney said in a statement.

Sridevi was also honoured with the National Award at the 65th National Film Awards ceremony in Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

Boney along with daughter went to Indian capital city to receive the award for the late actor. She won the Best Actor award for her performance in the film Mom (2017).

Sridevi in February died due to accidental drowning in a Dubai hotel.