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Each year the Oscars’ In Memoriam section pays tribute to the film world’s greatest actors who are no longer with us.
The Indian film industry lost many stalwarts since the last Academy Awards and on Monday, they paid a tribute to two special stars the industry lost in recent months.
The Academy honoured Sridevi and Shashi Kapoor in their ‘In Memoriam’ segment.
Actress Jennifer Garner introduced the segment by paying tribute to late star Audrey Hepburn.
"There is no joy without sorrow," Garner said, and then acknowledged the loss of film world with the departed souls.
One of Bollywood’s biggest female stars, Sridevi died unexpectedly aged 54 after drowning in a bath tub in Dubai in February while legendary Shashi Kapoor died after struggling with chest infection, aged 79, in Mumbai in December 2017.
Both Padma awardees were acknowledged and remembered at Oscars’ on Monday.
Indian fans across the world and Bollywood stars applauded the gesture in their tweets.
— Rohit Jaiswal (@rohitjswl01) March 5, 2018
The most surprising thing about #Oscars was the performance of #EddieVedder for "In Memoriam" where even #Sridevi #ShashiKapoor were honoured.. seriously heart-warming 🙏🙏. #oscars90 #oscars2018 #InMemoriam #Oscars2018 Sridevi
— Rajshri (@rajshri_ilu) March 5, 2018
Congratulations to all the winners! pic.twitter.com/LMvdBV1k4T
— Nimisha Yadav (@Nimisha_Yadav16) March 5, 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) March 5, 2018
Sridevi and Shashi Kapoor in Oscars Memoriam. What true great stars we have lost. #oscars90
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) March 5, 2018
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) March 5, 2018
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