MUMBAI: Just a few days ago, winners of the 65th National Awards were announced in New Delhi. Amongst other winners, late Sridevi was announced Best Actor (Female) for MOM. Since the prestigious awards ceremony is taking place in New Delhi today, filmmaker Boney Kapoor along with daughters Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor was present to accept wife and late actor Sridevi’s award.
The ceremony for 65th National Awards 2018 began at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday. The winners have been awarded by the Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani instead of President Ram Nath Kovind.
On receiving the Best Actress award for Mom on late Sridevi’s behalf, Boney Kapoor said, “We are proud of her, she truly deserved it. She always gave her best for all her films. Sadly she is not around to accept it. But we are proud of it,”
Other than this, actor Akshaye Khanna also arrived to receive father Vinod Khanna’s Dadasaheb Phalke award. Accepting the award on his dad Vinod Khanna’s behalf, Akshaye said, “Very humbling for me as his son to receive the award, it is a very proud moment for us,”
Winner of the Best Supporting Actor (Female) for Irada, Divya Dutta too arrived with her siblings. It’s also said that President Kovind will personally honour Nagraj Manjule, Sinjar, KJ Yesudas, AR Rahman, Riddhi Sen, Jayaraj and more.