Oscars 2018 paid tribute to Bollywood’s veteran actors Sridevi and Shashi Kapoor in its ‘In Memoriam’ segment.
Sridevi passed away at 54 on February 24 this year in Dubai.
While Shashi Kapoor breathed his last on December 4 last year after succumbing to a prolonged illness.
This year, actor Jennifer Garner introduced the segment…
… and Eddie Vedder performed a moving version of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Room at the Top to remember the artists who unfortunately passed away between 2017-2018.
Both the actors have left a legacy that will live on forever. While Sridevi was a pan-India star who left an indelible mark in people’s hearts world over, Shashi Kapoor featured in many global films and will be remembered for his contribution to the world of cinema.
The Indian film industry and fans were touched by the gesture.
Sridevi and Shashi Kapoor remembered at the #Oscars. An important nod to reach of Indian cinema. pic.twitter.com/RlnLp1QKUq— Dr. Karan Jani (@AstroKPJ) March 5, 2018
The Oscars paid tribute to our beloved Sridevi…#YourLegacyLivesOn— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) March 5, 2018
So amazing to see the #oscars pay respect to #shashikapoor and #sridevi #Oscar90— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) 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
Feels so nice to see the #oscars pay respect to our veterans #ShashiKapoor sir n #Sridevi ma’m! 😇 🎥 #Oscar90— Pulkit Samrat (@PulkitSamrat) March 5, 2018
Thank you @TheAcademy for honoring #Shridevi and #ShashiKapoor ❤️— Emily Shah (@RealEmShah) March 5, 2018
Proud and teary eyed moment for us all to see a tribute being paid to #Sridevi & #ShashiKapoor at the #Oscars pic.twitter.com/p2uB7PZJyn— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) March 5, 2018
Hollywood artists James Bond star Roger Moore, Mary Goldberg and Johan Johansson, John Heard and Sam Shepard are among those who were featured in this segment.
The 90th Academy Awards was hosted by popular talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.