The English Vinglish star was found dead in the bathtub of her hotel room, by her husband, Boney Kapoor, on February 24th, 2018.
The entire nation cried for the deceased.
Sri Devi departed from this world at the age of 54. She acted in 300 films and made her name in the film industry as hawa hawai .
Her Bollywood debut was in 1979 with Solva Sawan, but 1983 was the year she stepped into the limelight. Sri Devi appeared as the leading lady in Himmatwala, opposite Jeetendra, and made her place as a star in the Hindi film industry.
Late Bollywood actress Sri Devi was awarded the Best Actor (Female) Award posthumously for her performance in Mom on Friday.
Announcing the results of the 65th National Film Awards, Bollywood’s ‘first female superstar’, Sridevi was honored for her performance in the movie, Mom. She played the role of a mother of a rape victim played by Sajal Aly, who takes revenge from her daughter’s rapists. Mom was released last year in July 2017.
Sridevi was lauded for her performance in the film directed by Ravi Udyawar.
Apart from the actress, Vinod Khanna was also awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke Award posthumously.
The National Film Awards is the most prominent film award ceremonies in India. Established in 1954, it has been administered, along with the International Film Festival of India and the Indian Panorama, by the Indian government’s Directorate of Film Festivals since 1973.
Twitter still cheers for the late actress.
She surely did deserve it.
— Shubham Mishra (@mishrashubh22) April 13, 2018
We hope justice is served. Sri Devi did a spectacular job in this movie, such topic was much needed to be touched.
Legends are forever!
Best wishes to Kapoor Family as Late Sridevi wins National Award for Best Actress for her film #Mom
— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) April 13, 2018
Better late than never?
I wish she had got one already many years ago esp. in films like Sadma (or Moondram Pirai). Nevertheless, I am overwhelmed she received it finally although Posthumously #NationalAwards2018
— Nived Nambiar (@nived_alchemist) April 13, 2018
— Shivi Srivastava (@Cosmochics) April 13, 2018