Sridevi was just conferred upon the National Award for Best Actress for Mom, posthumously, and that led her family to thank the industry for conferring this honour upon her. Her family released a statement: “We are overjoyed to know that the Jury has conferred the Best Actor Award to Sridevi for her performance in Mom. It’s a very special moment for all of us. She was always a perfectionist and it showed in all the 300 plus films she did. She was not just a Super Actor but a Super Wife and a Super Mom. It’s time to celebrate her life and her achievements. She is not with us today but her legacy will always live on. We thank the Government of India, the Hon’ble Jury Members for this honour. We also take this opportunity to thank all our friends, her fans who have been sending us congratulatory messages.
Though she had a few friends, they were pretty close to the late actress and ace designer Manish Malhotra is one of them. He penned down a heartfelt tribute to the veteran star and said that everyone should totally celebrate her and the legacy that she left behind for all of us! He called her an exceptional persona and recovered that though he knew her for 28 years, they grew close to each other since last seven years. He also revealed that he spoke to her in great detail on the day she passed away. Their topic of conversation was Janhvi’s debut, how Khushi looked beautiful in Mohit Marwah’s wedding and what she ate earlier that day. He also spoke about the heart-breaking moment when Sri’s sister Srilatha passed on a red saree to him after she had passed away.
We hope Sridevi’s soul rests in peace and her family get strength to make peace with this tragedy.