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Oscar remembers Shashi and Sridevi

In the memoriam segment of the Oscar Awards 2018, which pays tribute to artists who died this year, featured late Bollywood stars Shashi Kapoor and Sridevi alongside James Bond star Bobby More; they paid homage to the departed super stars in film industry. The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences (AMPAS) paid its tributes to Indian stars Shashi Kapoor and Sridevi in the ‘In Memoriam’ section of the Oscars. The ‘In Memoriam’ segment of the annual Academy Awards remembers artistes who died in the past one year. Kapoor was primarily known as the charming, classic actor in Bollywood for his roles in the ‘70s and ‘80s commercial films such as Deewar, Kabhi Kabhie, Namak Halaal and Kaala Patthar. Sridevi, inarguably India’s first female superstar, was also remembered at the 2018 Oscars. The actor, whose sudden death at the age of 54 on February 24 in Dubai sent shock waves around the world, was a rare artiste whose career spanned for 50 years across multiple languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam. It was indeed a fitting tribute to both Shashi Kapoor and Sridevi that Oscar remembered the two veterans of Indian cinema in a fitting way in the memoriam segment.

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