The 90th Academy Awards or Oscars gave tribute to Indian acting legends, Sridevi and Shashi Kapoor in the In Memorium segment of the ceremony. It was a moment of pride and extreme sorrow for the Indian audiences to see Sridevi’s name on-screen, as its not even been month since her untimely death. Sridevi died from accidental drowning in Dubai, last month on 24 Feburary 2018. Her loss was recieved with utter shock and grieving across, not only the country and but around the world, as every one came together to mourn the loss of the first female superstar of Indian Cinema. Her mention in the Oscar In Memorium made every Indian viewer very emotional, as it was a rude reminder that she had gone too soon.
Actress Vidya Balan, who considered Sridevi her inspiration, wrote on twitter, The Oscars paid tribute to our beloved Sridevi. Varun Dhawan, Rishi Kapoor and others too joined in to note the inclusion, while many also thanked the Academy for it. Shashi Kapoor, another acting legend who died last year also had a diverse number of movies and had worked in Foreign cinema, so his name was very much deserved and expected, but it was a sad and wonderful reminder to see Sridevi, who had only worked in Indian cinema as well.
It perhaps speaks about the kind of influence and love that she accumulated all through her life of working in the Cinema, that the Academy recognized her as someone worth remembering for her contributions.
— Navaneesh Nagarajan (@iam_navaneesh) March 5, 2018
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