It truly was an emotional moment for the Kapoors yesterday as they collected a National Award for India’s first superstar Sridevi. The star performer who rocked the 80s and 90s was honoured with this prestigious accolade posthumously for her last release ‘Mom’ and naturally, her daughters Janhvi and Khushi along with husband Boney could not help but hold back their tears. Janhvi truly must have made her mother proud as she is gearing up for her own debut, which was Sri’s dream, and carried herself with grace throughout the ceremony. She chose to wear a white and baby pink kanjeevaram which used to be her mother’s favourite and one wondered about her uncanny similarity to Sri! She exuded same poise which was a trademark of the ‘Sadma’ star.
After a little digging up we found out that Sridevi had worn this very saree last at Tollywood superstar Ram Charan Teja’s wedding. Just like Sri, Janhvi too carries the legacy forward with much elegance and aplomb. Manish Malhotra who also is a close friend of the family took to social media to praise Janhvi and write, “The very pretty @janhvikapoor as she goes to Receive Sridevi Ma’am’s Much Deserved National Award for her fabulous performance in Mom’ … An Actress and a human being and the friend that we all miss every day of our life’s … #jhanvikapoor in her Mom’s personal Saree for this emotional and precious moment .., #kushikapoor #boneykapoor #manishmalhotraworld @mmalhotraworld.”
Janhvi told reporters, “I want to thank the jury and the government of India for recognising the hard work my mother has done. It is very special for us as a family.” Husband Boney said, “She would have been happy, very happy being here. We feel elated, proud that she’s been recognised for the hard work she’s put in in this film.” Before the ceremony, he said “I wish she was here. She truly deserved this award. It’s so unfortunate that she is not here with us today to celebrate. I am grateful to the government of India, the I&B Ministry and the jury. It is a proud moment for all of us but sadly she is not here.”