Sridevi Wins Best Actress National Award Posthumously for 'Mom'

Sridevi Wins Best Actress National Award Posthumously for 'Mom'

When asked whether a divide still exists between the mainstream and regional cinema, Kapur told PTI, "I think Hindi cinema should now become regional cinema". It's great for Ghazi because that was not an easy film to put together, a submarine war film which was not a standard commercial film, it doesn't have love story and songs.

Newton adjudged as the Best Film in Hindi. She wrote, "There is a gnawing hollowness in my chest that I know I'll have to learn how to live with". At the award ceremony, Jury Chief Shekhar Kapur had confessed that he had requested his fellow jury members to not to give the award to Sridevi. Besides the film also received best cameraman award for Nikhil S. Praveen and also the best adapted screenplay.

In earlier interviews, the late actress was reported to have said, "People reacted very well and I felt good about it".

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"Sinjar", made in Jasari language, won the Indira Gandhi award for the best debut film of a director to Pampally.

Take off won the award for the Best Production Design. Someone mentioned our win in the afternoon and that's how I got to know. I wanted to make better films than Hindi cinema offered me, and for years I wanted to come back here and make films in India. She was a perfectionist, and that was evident in all the 300-plus films she did. For everyone, Mom is a film but for me it was the last journey of creative and emotional expression with the love of my life. I am overwhelmed. After a 100 odd films, this is my first National Award and I am going to treasure this moment. I think Mom is the flawless movie. "It should move forward and take up newer challenges". We thank the Government of India, the Hon'ble Jury Members for this honour.

"Yes, it is a day for pride that Malayalam films have been recognised on a national level". It feels attractive. I feel like my hard work of all these years has got recognition. "Why only allow the film critics to see the films". You must watch these films. I only hope to work harder and more sincerely from now on...

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