Hollywood pays tribute to Sridevi and Shashi Kapoor at Oscars 2018


The Academy Awards on Monday paid tribute to Bollywood artists Sridevi and Shashi Kapoor during this year’s Oscars ceremony for their contribution to the world of cinema. Sridevi had died in Dubai on last month due to accidental drowning in the bathtub.

Sridevi had made her Bollywood debut as a child artist with Julie. She entered Bollywood as an adult actor after having established her credentials in Tamil cinema. Solva Sawan in 1978 was her first Hindi film in a leading role. Her next film was Himmatwala, which gave her wide recognition.

She acted in several commercially hit films including Tohfa, Chandni, Mr India, Nagina, Chaalbaz among others.

Kapoor had passed away in Mumbai in early December last year. He was 79. Some of the biggest blockbusters he had acted were Jab Jab Phool Khile, Satyam Shivam Sundaram and Deewar.

On Monday, the Academy also remembered James Bond star Roger Moore, Mary Goldberg, Johan Johansson, John Heard and Sam Shephard.

Last year, another Bollywood star Om Puri had featured in the Academy’s In Memoriam section.