- "Wish she was here today," said Boney Kapoor
- "It's a very special moment for all of us," said Janhvi and Khushi
- "She was always a perfectionist," they added
Meanwhile, in a statement released by the Kapoor family stated Sridevi's legacy of 300 films is testament to her contribution to Indian cinema. "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," read the statement.
"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," the statement added.
"We thank the Government of India, the Hon'ble Jury Members for this honor. We also take this opportunity to thank all our friends, her fans who have been sending us congratulatory messages," the statement also read.
This is what Sridevi's brother-in-law and Mr India co-star Anil Kapoor tweeted:
Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui, with whom Sridevi co-starred in MOM, told PTI: "I am not surprised, she deserved more. She deserves each and every award of the world. From a child actor till her last film. I am happy that she got a send-off at the state level. But I am saddened that she got the award when she is not here today."
Sridevi, whose is best known for movies such as Mr India, Chandni, and Sadma, took a sabbatical from films after she married Boney Kapoor in 1996. She made a comeback with English Vinglish in 2012 and then starred in Tamil fantasy drama Puli. She was last seen in MOM, in which she was cast as a mother determined to avenge the rape of her daughter. Sridevi also shot for Shah Rukh Khan's Zero, which releases later this year.
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