The 65th National Film Awards on Friday honoured late actress Sridevi with Best Actress Award for her exceptional performance in her last movie, Mom, two months after her tragic death.
The jury, headed by renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, also recognised the immense contribution of late actor Vinod Khanna to Indian cinema and honoured him posthumously with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Sridevi, whose filmography spans 50 years and in 300 films in languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi, won the award for playing a mother in Mom, who moves heaven and earth to ensure that the rapists of her daughter get the punishment they deserve. The actress was found dead in a Dubai hotel on 24th February 2018.
The National Awards ceremony will be held on May 3.