Sridevi Posthumously Awarded Best Actress For Mom At 65th National Film Awards
NEW DELHI: The late Bollywood actor Sridevi whose untimely demise had severely left the world lamenting, has posthumously been named the ‘Best Actress’ at the 65th National Film Awards of India for her role 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 Sajal Ali. The film also featured Adnan Siddiqui as Sridevi’s onscreen husband.
Sridevi is known for her performances in films like Lamhe, Chandni, Sadma and Chaalbaaz among many others. In 2012, she had made her comeback in the film industry after a long gap of 15 years with Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish. Sridevi was known for her nuanced performances. Her comic timing, as well as her serious performances, were applauded by audience and critics alike.
Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta wrote about Sridevi’s performance in her review of Mom,”Sri needs only a twitch or a glance to prove that she is a powerhouse, and there are several scenes she lifts by just being there.”
Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor will make her debut in films this year as she stars alongside Ishaan Khatter in Dhadak.