BizAsiaLive.com has learnt that the late Sridevi is to be posthumously honoured by the Government of Mauritius on International Women’s Day on 8th March.
“This month, they (the Government of Mauritius) were keen to host a group of eight to 10 film personalities. They wanted Sridevi, accompanied by her husband Boney Kapoor, to be the Chief Guest at the Women’s Day function, which is being hosted over the March 8 weekend. Now, this won’t be possible,” explained a source, according to DNA, confirming that the actress will be remembered for her contribution to Indian cinema.
Sridevi had marked her 300th film with last year’s ‘Mom’. A source also spoke to Hindustan Times and revealed, “The Mauritius Government was supposed to honour the actor in person for her immense contribution to Indian cinema on Women’s Day. However, the unfortunate happened. They reached out to the late actor’s husband, Boney Kapoor, expressing their grief and informed that they would still be honouring her on the occasion. The condolence letter stated that she epitomised women empowerment, dignity and strength, and that she holds a special place in the hearts of Mauritians”.
Sridevi sadly passed away on 24th February in Dubai.