IIFA Awards: Sridevi wins Best Actress award for Mom, Irrfan Khan bags Best Actor for Hindi Medium
Bollywood actress Sridevi was honoured with the Best Actress award posthumously for her 2017 film Mom at the Indian International Film Awards (IIFA) in Bangkok on Sunday night. The award was collected by her husband and filmmaker Boney Kapoor and is her second after receiving the National Award in April this year, after her untimely death in Dubai in February.
Sridevi won the award for her role in the film where she plays the role of a mother who is seeking revenge for the rape of her daughter. Interestingly, the 54-year-old actress won the National Award for the very same movie. According to several media reports, the award was presented by Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon and a tweet by the IIFA’s Twitter account read, “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."
The English Vinglish actor was found dead in a bathtub in a hotel in Dubai. While there were several rumours surrounding the cause of her demise, it was later confirmed by police reports. The actress will be seen in a cameo in Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero, which is set to release later this year in December. While the actress bagged the top honours, it was Irrfan Khan who got Best Actor in the leading role for Hindi Medium and Vidya Balan’s Tumhari Sullu won the Best Film award.
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 #NEXAIIFAAwards pic.twitter.com/x88ClJgR1d— IIFA Awards (@IIFA) June 24, 2018