National Film Awards 2018: Sridevi's Best Actress Award Collect By Janhvi, Khushi And Boney Kapoor

National Film Awards 2018: Sridevi

New Delhi: Sridevi's daughters Janhvi and Khushi and husband Boney Kapoor collected the late star's Best Actress National Award at a ceremony in New Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan on Thursday after two months she died tragically. The awards were presented by President Ram Nath Kovind, Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Smriti Irani, Minister of State, I&B, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and I&B Secretary Narendra Kumar Sinha. Sridevi, who drowned in Dubai in February, was honoured with her first ever National Award posthumously - she won Best Actress for her role in 2017 movie MOM. 

Vinod Khanna, who died last year, was also honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award - India's highest film honour - and collecting the award were his son actor Akshaye Khanna and wife Kavita. Assamese Film Village Rockstars won the National Award for Best Film while Riddhi Sen won Best Actor for his performance in Bengali film Nagar Kirtan. Rajkummar Rao's Newton won Best Hindi Film Award while crowd favourite Baahubali: The Conclusion also won in three categories.

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Sridevi's elder daughter Janhvi attended the ceremony, resplendent in a saree, while Khushi Kapoor joined her in a lehenga worn like a saree. Janhvi, Khushi and Boney Kapoor arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday to attend the rehearsal for the main ceremony. 

Mr. Kapoor told DD News, “She would have been happy, very happy being here. We feel elated, proud that she's been recognised for the hard work she's put in in this film."

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