National Film Awards '18: Vinod Khanna, Sridevi honoured
New Delhi , May 03 : Legendary actors Vinod Khanna and Sridevi were felicitated posthumously with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and Best Actress honour by President Ram Nath Kovind at the 65th National Film Awards here on Thursday.While Vinod Khanna's wife Kavita Khanna and son Akshaye Khanna received the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award on his behalf, Sridevi's husband Boney Kapoor and their daughters Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor were present to take the Best Actress award for the 'Chandni' actress.
Ace designer Manish Malhotra shared on Instagram that for the special occasion, Janhvi chose to wear her mother's sari.
Vinod Khanna was honoured for his contribution to the Indian cinema. Meanwhile, Sridevi was felicitated for her role as a purposeful mother in her last and 300th film 'Mom'.
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India's highest honour in the field of cinema. It is presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
As of 2016, the award comprises a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl, and a cash prize of Rs 1,000,000.
In an acting career spanning for over four decades, Vinod Khanna, who died in April last year, starred in popular films like 'Mere Apne', 'Mera Gaon Mera Desh', 'Kuchhe Dhaage', 'Gaddaar', 'Imtihaan', 'Muqaddar Ka Sikandar', 'Inkaar', 'Amar Akbar Anthony', 'Rajput', 'The Burning Train', 'Qurbani', 'Kudrat', 'Parvarish', and 'Jurm'.
Sridevi passed away at the age of 54 earlier this year.