New Delhi: Sridevi's husband Boney Kapoor collected the late star's Best Actress prize at the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA), held in Bangkok on Sunday night. Sridevi won Best Actress (posthumously) for her role in 2017 film MOM, in which she played the role of a mother seeking revenge for her daughter's rape. For the same film, she was honoured with her first ever National Award this April. "She was the queen of grace and worthy of every praise. There's no doubt the award for performance in a leading role female posthumously goes to late Sridevi," read a post tweeted by IIFA's Twitter account. Actress Kriti Sanon gave away Sridevi's Best Actress trophy to Boney Kapoor.
- Kriti Sanon gave away Sridevi's Best Actress trophy to Boney Kapoor
- Irrfan Khan won Best Actor in a leading role for Hindi Medium
- Vidya Balan's Tumhari Sulu won Best Film
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She was the queen of grace and worthy of every praise. There's no doubt the award for Performance in a Leading Role - Female posthumously goes to the late #Sridevi#IIFA2018#NEXAIIFAAwardspic.twitter.com/x88ClJgR1d— IIFA Awards (@IIFA) June 24, 2018
Sridevi died after drowning in her hotel in Dubai in February. She was 54. MOM was her last film as a lead actress. She had shot for a cameo in Shah Rukh Khan's Zero, which is slated to release in December. Sridevi started her career as a child artiste when she was just 4 and worked in 300 films. Her daughter Janhvi is awaiting the release of her debut film Dhadak. She also has a younger daughter Khushi.
Meanwhile, Irrfan Khan won the prize for Best Actor in a leading role for Hindi Medium, in which he played the role of a father, who tries hard to get his daughter enrolled in a prestigious school. Hindi Medium was a satire on the present education system. Irrfan Khan is battling neuroendocrine tumour and is currently in London.
. @irrfank takes home the IIFA for Performance in a Leading Role - Male!#IIFA2018pic.twitter.com/TeTCec1yb8— IIFA Awards (@IIFA) June 24, 2018
Vidya Balan's Tumhari Sulu won Best Film while Hindi Medium director Saket Chaudhary was given Best Director award.