The 90th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2017 and took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on March 4, 2018.
Late Bollywood legends Shashi Kapoor and Sridevi were honoured at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony in the ‘Memoriam’ montage. Every year, the Oscars feature an “In Memoriam” section to honour those in the film industry who died over the past year. Not just actors, but casting directors, cinematographers, editors, producers, executives, publicists, and so on. Shashi Kapoor died at 79 and had in a wheelchair for years, died of prolonged liver cirrhosis. Sridevi, 54, died suddenly two weekends ago in Dubai due to accidental drowning in her hotel bathtub.
Sridevi, considered the first female superstar of Indian cinema, made 300 films in several languages over 50 years. Some of her finest performances are in the films Sadma, Mr India, Chandni and English Vinglish.
Shashi Kapoor was not unfamiliar to international cine-goers. He starred in several Merchant-Ivory films of the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties, among them The Householder, Shakespeare Wallah and Heat And Dust. One of his last films, 1993’s In Custody, was also a Merchant-Ivory production.
Here are some of the post of Bollywood celebrities on twitter
Vidya Balan said, “The Oscars paid tribute to our beloved Sridevi… #YourLegacyLivesOn.”
The Oscars paid tribute to our beloved Sridevi…#YourLegacyLivesOn
— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) March 5, 2018
Farah said, “Teary eyed to see #Sridevi being featured in the Oscars IN MEMORIUM.”
Teary eyed to see #Sridevi being featured in the Oscars IN MEMORIUM.. ♥️
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) March 5, 2018
Arjun wrote on Twitter “Sridevi and Shashi Kapoor in Oscars Memoriam. What true great stars we have lost. #oscars90,”.
Sridevi and Shashi Kapoor in Oscars Memoriam. What true great stars we have lost. #oscars90
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) March 5, 2018
“So amazing to see the #oscars pay respect to #shashikapoor and #sridevi #Oscar90,” Varun tweeted.
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) March 5, 2018