Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Medicine | By Douglas Stevenson

Sridevi conferred best actress national award posthumously

Sridevi conferred best actress national award posthumously

Even the late Sridevi was given a posthumous Best Actress honour for her intense role as a mother in her last released film "Mom"."Sridevi was not given the honour because of my relationship with her, but because of her contribution in "Mom"," jury chairperson Shekhar Kapur, who worked with her in "Mr. India', told the media".

Hindi cinema can not compete with them, he said. The prequel of the film, Baahubali: The Beginning, had won the Best Film award at the 63th National Awards in 2015.

Pankaj Tripathi gets special mention for his performance in Newton.

The 65th National film Awards saw the best of talents honoured for their expertise in different areas of filmmaking. Headed by director Shekhar Kapur, the jury members include screenwriter Imtiaz Hussain, Kannada director P Sheshadri, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, South Indian actress Gautami Tadimalla, Tripurari Sharma, Ranjit Das, Rumi Jaffrey, lyricist Mehboob and Rajesh Mapuskar. I am overwhelmed. After a 100 odd films, this is my first National Award and I am going to treasure this moment.

Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Grammy winning composer A.R. Rahman won music awards for "Kaatru Veliyidai" and "Mom". "You can't really decide how people will respond to your film as it's an artform that can be interpreted and appreciated differently". The Awards are administered by the government's Directorate of Film Festivals. We are all filmmakers, we know the bit on finance needed. It's time to celebrate her achievements. We all are missing her now'. She was always a perfectionist and it showed in all the 300 plus films she did.

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Action Direction, Special EffectsDirector SS Rajamouli: Congratulations to our entire team for being awarded the Best Popular Wholesome Entertainment Film. It was a submarine war film, and didn't have songs or a love story, which are prominent elements in Telugu films. She wrote, "There is a gnawing hollowness in my chest that I know I'll have to learn how to live with. My director and co-actors made it so easy for me to act in this film". Special Jury Award in the Non-Feature category was given to "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings And Monday", directed by Prateek Vats and produced by Films Division.

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