The Hush Post: As young dignified, graceful girls, late Sridevi’s daughters Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor walkec to the dias fully composed, along with their father film director and producer Boney Kapoor,to receive the Dada Saheb Phalke awards, also called the national film awards.
The three of them went on the dias to receive the award from the President of India Ram Nath Kovind. Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani and sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore were also present to five away the award. Late Sridevi had been announcecd with the best actress award for her last film ‘Mom’.
Interestingly, Janhvi wore one of the saree’s from her mother’s wardrobe, as mentioned by Bollywood’s ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra who instagramed Janhvi’s picture giving this bit of information. Janhvi and Khushi looked every bit composed and graceful as their mother Sridevi. While wishing everybody sitting on the dias with folded hands, Janhvi walked in the front towards the President to receive the award, then she ushered in her father in the front to collect the award and later stepped forward to hold the award, Boney then looked for Khushi to hold it too.
When a Doordarshan anchor asked Boney to share his sentiments on Sridevi’s second National Film Award, he corrected her and said: “First let me correct you. This is her first National Film Award. It is a very proud moment for all us”.
“At the same time, a sad moment. We wish she was here with us. She truly deserves it and she has been around for almost 50 years and done almost 300 films,” he added.
Boney expressed his gratitude towards the Indian government, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the jury, which was led by Sridevi’s “Mr. India” director Shekhar Kapur.
Asked what advice he would like to give to all the young fans who want to be like Sridevi, Boney got his daughters, he said, “Like my daughters, there are many more young ladies who aspire to be like my late wife Sridevi. I would only ask them to be as dedicated as focused as sincere, as hardworking as her.”
In the movie Mom, directed by Ravi Udyawar, Sridevi, whose sudden death in February this year shocked everyone, played a mother who sets out to avenge her step-daughter, essayed by Pakistani actress Sajal Ali.