Sridevi post humously awarded 'best actress' for 'Mom'

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The statement read, "We are overjoyed to know that the Jury has conferred the Best Actor Award to Sridevi for her performance in MOM".

A ten member jury panel headed by Director Shekhar Kapur announced the 65th National Film Awards at the PIB Conference Room.

The winners' list has a good mix of Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali and Assamese films.

It was only expected from "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" to make its presence observed at the 65th National Film Awards. The coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award - the country's highest cinema honour - was reserved for late actor Vinod Khanna, known for films like "Muqaddar Ka Sikandar", "The Burning Train" and "Amar, Akbar, Anthony".

Shocking much? Shekhar Kapur announced the winners of the National Awards 2018 today, Press Information Bureau in New Delhi on Friday. Set in her own village, Chhaygaon, near Guwahati, Village Rockstars is the story of "poor but awesome children" who live a fun-filled life. Amid of this, late veteran actress Sridevi was also awarded the Best Actress Award for her film, Mom.

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Kannada film "Hebbettu Ramakka" directed by N R Nanjunde Gowda starring Kannada actors Tara and Devaraj bagged the best Kannada film.

Rima Das' globally feted "Village Rockstars" won best feature, and awards for editing and location sound.

Looking back both Meendum Kokila and Moondram Pirai (1982), which released the next year and was also remade in Hindi as Sadma (1983), these are two roles for which Sridevi more than deserved a National Award. It's a very special moment for all of us.

Sridevi had returned to Bollywood industry after a hiatus with the movie English Vinglish, before that she had played various roles in Hindi movies and shows. Riddhi Sen was recognised as the best actor for Kaushik Ganguly's Nagarkirtan, which was also bagged awards in multiple categories, such as the best costume, makeup and special jury.

Singer Yesudas won the award for Best Playback Singer Male for Poyi.