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Shashi Kapoor, Sridevi remembered at Oscars

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Sridevi (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Sridevi (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Tributes were paid to the two legendary Bollywood actors who died recently. 

Legendary Bollywood actors Shashi Kapoor and Sridevi were honored at the 90th Academy Awards in its “In Memoriam” segment on Sunday.

Shashi Kapoor, who died in December last year, was one of the most iconic heroes of the Bollywood. In a career spanning five decades, Kapoor acted in more than 150 films. This includes his roles in English-films such as The Householder (1963), Shakespeare Wallah (1965) and Heat and Dust (1983), produced by Merchant Ivory Productions.

While the fans are yet to recover from the death of Sridevi last month, Hollywood paid tribute to the legend of Indian cinema. Sridevi, who is considered the first female superstar of Indian cinema, passed away last month due to accidental drowning in Dubai last month.

Born in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Sridevi transcended the barriers of language and gender to become a Bollywood sensation. She had acted in more than 300 films in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.

“Indian films and actors have a truly global impact on world cinema and popular culture,” tweeted US Embassy India in remembrance of the actors.

“So amazing to see the #oscars pay respect to #shashikapoor and #sridevi,” tweeted actor Varun Dhawan.

“Oscars. Thank you for remembering Shashi Kapoor and Sridevi. Thrilled to see the name Raj Kapoor as the executive producer of the show. We are on the threshold of world cinema!,” wrote Shashi Kapoor’s nephew and actor Rishi Kapoor on Twitter.

Other legends including Robert Osborne, Jonathan Demme, John Heard, Walter Lassally, Harry Dean Stanton, Glenne Headly, Jerry Lewis, Roger Moore and Sam Shepard were also remembered at the 90th Academy Awards. Eddie Vedder performed Tom Petty’s Room at the Top to pay tribute to the artists who passed away recently.


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