Late Cinema Legend Sridevi Wins India's Top Acting Honor

65th National Awards Winners List Sridevi Rajkummar Rao's Newton Vinod Khanna Taapsee Pannu's Ghazi Win Laurels

Late actor Sridevi, who died in Dubai this February after a sudden cardiac arrest, has been posthumously awarded the Best Actress for her performance in Ravi Udayawar's MOM at the 65th National Film Awards.

While announcing the award for late actress Sridevi, Kapur said, "The best actress is Sridevi for Mom and I promise you it is not my relationship with her". The Feature Film Central panel was headed by Shri Shekhar Kapur, an eminent filmmaker known for his works in Hindi cinema and worldwide cinema.

Jayraj was named the best director and the best adapted screenplay writer for his Malayalam film Bhayanakam.

Every year, a national panel is appointed by the government to select winning entries which are then awarded by the President of India at a ceremony held in New Delhi. Many famous film celebrities have got the National Awards for various categories.

Only Newton emerged as the big victor out of Hindi cinema as it bagged the Best Hindi Film award and a Special Mention for actor Pankaj Tripathi.

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The 65th National Film Awards were announced this morning amidst great anticipation from the members of the film fraternity and fans as well. It's time to celebrate her achievements. Actor Fahadh Faasil won the Best Supporting Actor award for the same film.

In 2010, he also served as one of the Jury Members at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival. Parvathy had also won the Kerala State Film Award for her role as an Indian nurse, who works in Iraq, and is held hostage along with her colleagues by terrorists.

The film marked Sridevi's 300th movie, as well as her final role.

The 62-year-old wrote: 'We are overjoyed to know that the Jury has conferred the Best Actress Award to Sridevi for her performance in Mom.

Kapur says that giving awards also means that those films are meant to be seen and that it is important to not go by the words of film critics as they are more or less prejudiced. The jury was chaired by veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur this year.

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