Oscar 2018 : Sridevi And Shashi Kapoor Honoured At The Academy Awards

The Academy Awards also called the Oscars paid tribute to the legendary Bollywood stars who passed away. Late actor Sridevi along with Shashi Kapoor received a special homage in the “In Memoriam” section at the 90th Academy awards.

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Actor Jennifer Garner presenting the “In Memoriam” tribute.

With Jimmy Kimmel as host, the ceremony was held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday night. Actor Jennifer Garner introduced the segment by paying tribute to late star Audrey Hepburn. Expressing the loss of the film world, she said, “Every storyteller knows that there is no joy without sorrow. Tonight, as we celebrate our achievements, we also mourn the loss of those who brought joy to us.”

The lost stars received a musical tribute by Eddie Vedder. He took the stage to sing Tom Petty’s “Room at the top”.

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Eddie Vedder pays a musical tribute to the departed souls.

Although, the inclusion of Late Sridevi and Shashi Kapoor in their homage, touched the Indian hearts.

Not to mention, Sridevi’s sudden death left the entire country in shock. She was just 54 when she breathed her last on February 24. While Shashi Kapoor died last year in December. He was 79 and had been suffering from a prolonged illness.

Sridevi And Shashi Kapoor’s Remarkable Contribution To The Cinema¬†

Sridevi is considered as the first female superstar of Indian Cinema. In the entire 45 year career, she worked in over 300 films. Some of her epic performances are in the films Sadma, Mr.India, Chandni and English Vinglish.

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Sridevi and Shashi Kapoor were and will always be in our hearts.

On the other hand, Shashi Kapoor left behind a rich legacy. He was a part of the most successful Bollywood films of his time. However, he was not unfamiliar to international cine-goers. The English audience best remembers him by the Merchant Ivory Films such as The Householder (1963), Shakespeare Wallah (1965), and Heat and Dust (1983).

The Twitteratis Got Emotional

To shed light on the glorious moment, Twitter users started a run of tweets. The film industry, as well as their fans and followers, expressed how it was an emotional moment for them. Some called it “the best gift”, for some it was a “moving gesture”, while others couldn’t hold back their tears.

This is how Twitter users showed their emotions after watching the tribute.

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Rishi Kapoor expressed his gratitude to “The Academy” with this heartfelt tweet.

Along with that, Rishi Kapoor posted a video clip of the ceremony’s closing credits, where his father Raj Kapoor’s name appeared as a co-producer. Rishi’s emotions are not a surprise. He is the nephew of Shashi Kapoor. Also, he was a close associate of Sridevi, having acted opposite her in many films.


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A tweet by Varun Dhawan.


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Vidya Balan’s tweet.


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Sophie Choudry thanked ‘The Academy’ with this tweet.


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Arjun Rampal mentioned the moment in his tweet.


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The fans and followers also shared their emotions.

Both the actors have left the footprints, that will remain forever. On one hand, Sridevi was an all India star who left a lasting mark on our hearts. On the other hand, Shashi Kapoor featured in many global films and took Indian cinema to another level. We hope their souls rest in peace!

Watch the Tribute video here

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