Shashi Kapoor and Sridevi, two brightest stars of Indian cinema who bid adieu to the world recently within a short span of three months, were remembered fondly at the 90th Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles today.
Sharing his joy, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor wrote on his Twitter handle: “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! [sic]”
While Shashi Kapoor starred in a series of international films such as ‘The Householder’ (1963), ‘Shakespeare Wallah’ (1965), ‘Bombay Talkie’ (1970), ‘In Custody’ (1993) and ‘The Guru’ (2002) along with headlining many memorable Hindi films, Sridevi is known for her extraordinary work in over 300 movies across the Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam film industries.
The In Memoriam segment of the Oscars pays tribute to eminent film personalities who breathed their last this year. Besides Shashi Kapoor and Sridevi, others celebrities who featured in the section include Roger Moore, Mary Goldberg and Johan Johansson, John Heard and Sam Shephard.
Shashi Kapoor had passed away on December 4, 2017, due to liver failure while Sridevi breathed her last on February 24, 2018, due to accidental drowning in a Dubai hotel.