Boney Kapoor Overwhelmed as Sridevi Wins National Award for ‘Mom’
Boney Kapoor and the late Sridevi.
Boney Kapoor and the late Sridevi.(Photo Courtesy: Yogen Shah)

Boney Kapoor Overwhelmed as Sridevi Wins National Award for ‘Mom’

The announcement of Sridevi’s name for Best Actress for the National Awards for her performance in Mom was an emotional moment for Boney Kapoor. When The Quint got in touch with Kapoor for his reaction to the news, the veteran producer could not hold back his tears. Kapoor was completely overwhelmed on hearing the news of the honour being given to Sridevi, who passed away on 24 February this year.

“I’m too overwhelmed. I wish she was here. It’s her first, so many things come to mind, I wish she was here.”
Boney Kapoor

Boney, Jhanvi and Khushi Kapoor also issued a statement expressing their joy and thanking the government for honouring Sridevi.

We are overjoyed to know that the Jury has conferred the Best Actor Award to Sridevi for her performance in ‘MOM’. It’s a very special moment for all of us. She was always a perfectionist and it showed in all the 300 plus films she did. She was not just a Super Actor but a Super Wife and a Super Mom.
Its time to celebrate her life and her achievements. She is not with us today but her legacy will always live on.We thank the Government of India, the Hon’ble Jury Members for this honour. We also take this opportunity to thank all our friends, her fans who have been sending us congratulatory messages. 
Janhvi, Khushi & Boney Kapoor

While Sridevi has won several Filmfare awards and was also honoured with the Padma Shri in 2013, this is her first national award. The actor’s sudden death on February 24 this year left everybody shocked. The actor is remembered for her memorable roles in Sadma(1983), Nagina (1986), Mr. India (1987), Chandni (1989), Chaalbaaz (1989), English Vinglish (2012) and many more.