Know why Oscars 2018 got Bollywood teary eyed!
One of the biggest and highly acclaimed award ceremonies is certainly the Oscars and the whole of Bollywood and Hollywood waits for it with baited breath.
Bollywood and Hollywood has a huge connection with each other with crossover films being appreciated both ways.
With Oscars that was telecast in the wee hours paid tribute to Bollywood’s two legends that we lost lately, Sridevi and Shashi Kapoor and the audience just couldn’t hold back their tears.
Sridevi who just passed last week, her demise hasn’t sank in most of the B-town and family and friends, with Oscar paying tribute to her it was a moment of silence at the auditorium.
Others who featured in the section include JAMES BOND star Roger Moore, Mary Goldberg and Johan Johansson, John Heard and Sam Shephard. American rock band Pearl Jam's lead vocalist Eddie Vedder performed Tom Petty’s ROOM AT THE TOP during In Memoriam montage.
Sridevi breathed her last in Dubai and was given state honors with her body wrapped in the tricolour and a gun salute by the Mumbai police. The actor started out as a child artiste and went on to become the first female superstar of the Indian film industry. She worked in and conquered Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi films with her acting prowess, comic timing and ethereal dancing skills.
After the tribute B-town remembered her again and with moist-eyes posted on their social media how much they miss Sridevi and thanked Oscar’s for the tribute!
Check out the posts below:
On the other hand, Kapoor dynasty’s one of the most iconic actors Shashi Kapoor hit the spotlight at the age of four, acting in plays directed and produced by his father. He started acting in films as a child artiste in the late '40s. His best known performances as a child actor were in AAG (1948) and AWAARA (1951), where he played the younger version of the character played by Raj Kapoor.
Last year, actor Om Puri was honoured at the prestigious ceremony. The veteran, who died in January 2017 at the age of 66, was popular in the international circuit for his performances in movies like EAST IS EAST, GANDHI, CITY OF JOY and WOLF.
Sridevi and Shashi Kapoor in Oscars Memoriam. What true great stars we have lost. #oscars90— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) 5 March 2018
The Oscars paid tribute to our beloved Sridevi...#YourLegacyLivesOn— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) 5 March 2018
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! pic.twitter.com/YMkqntZ4Xz— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) 5 March 2018