The late actor and Bollywood icon will receive a special salute for her contribution to cinema on May 16
The late actor and Bollywood icon will receive a special salute for her contribution to cinema on May 16

India's first female superstar, the late Sridevi will be honoured with an Icon Award at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

On May 16, the TITAN Reginald F. Lewis Film Awards held at Cannes will celebrate women from the film Industry all over the world. From India, Sridevi will be given the TITAN RFL Icon Award with a special evening filled with anecdotes, memories and visual footage of her best performances.

Her husband, Boney Kapoor shared: “Janhvi, Khushi and I are overwhelmed with the recognition and tributes and love of millions of her fans being showered on her. Her work and life has touched so many hearts across the world and she has been an inspiration to millions. She will live forever, thanks to her body of work.”

Thanking the government of India for the award, the Kapoors shared in a statement, “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. Thank you.”

Recently, the late actor was also posthumously honoured with the Best Actress award for her performance in Mom at the 65th National Film Awards.

Sridevi, 54, passed away earlier this year, on February 25 after accidentally drowning in the bathtub of her hotel room in Dubai.

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