Sridevi One Of The Best I've Worked With: Shekhar Kapur

Sridevi One Of The Best I've Worked With: Shekhar Kapur

It was Shekhar Kapur who gave Sridevi Mr India (1987), one film where the actress excelled and showed she can be a comedian, a seductress and an entertainer all at once.

The best film has been given to an Assamese film, Rima Das's Village Rockstars, while the best director has gone to Jayaraj for the Malayalm film Bhayanakam. It also won the best cinematography award.

Baahubali won the Best Action Film. Singer KJ Yesudas won the award for Best Playback Singer Male for Poyi Maranjakaalam from Viswasapoorvam Mansoor and Shashaa Tirupati won the award for Best Playback Female for Vaan Varuvaan from Kaatru Veliyidai. Last year, Akshay Kumar bagged the Best Actor award for Rustom. Tolet, directed by Chezhiyan won the Best Film in Tamil. Released in Hindi and Telugu, it tells the tale of an undersea battle in 1971, which resulted in the sinking of the submarine PNS Ghazi. Hindi films can not compete with them, not in the state they are.

The jury, headed by filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, had handed over its recommendations to Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani yesterday. "I'm ecstatic with the news about the film winning the National Award Honour".

The award ceremony will be held in May, and the award will be received by late Sridevi's husband Boney Kapoor. "She was not just a super actor but a super wife and a super mom", the statement read according to The Quint.

Director of the film, Ravi Udayawar, in regards to the win has stated: "She deserves it".

Had the screenplay of Mom not been in awe of Sridevi's off-screen persona (that of a "complete actor") it had the potential to become a far greater cinematic experience. First my film Manto going to Cannes and now the National award, I am overwhelmed. Riddhi Sen was recognised as the best actor for Kaushik Ganguly's Nagarkirtan, which was also bagged awards in multiple categories, such as the best costume, makeup and special jury. The film is an absurd and comical take on the corporate culture of life taking over our country, through the eyes of people who struggle under its weight every day.

The iconic Bollywood actor was honoured for her role in the Hindi film Mom.

The much-awaited National Film Awards have been declared.

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