On Sridevi's sudden and shocking death, a global convention of media and entertainment Ficci Frames 2018, paid tribute to the legendary actress on Sunday.The event kicked off on Sunday evening with an audio-visual presentation showing an overview of the award-winning actress's journey from a four-year-old child actor to becoming a global star with 300 films in her illustrious career of 50 years.
This was followed by the inaugural ceremony, involving lighting of the lamp in the presence of Union Minister Smriti Irani, Ficci Media and Entertainment Committee Co-Chair Siddharth Roy Kapur, filmmaker Karan Johar, Ficci President Rashesh Shah, Star India Pvt Ltd Managing Director Sanjay Gupta and CBFC Chairperson Prasoon Joshi.
Sridevi’s ashes immersed: Boney Kapoor, Janhvi and Khushi perform Asthi Visarjan in Rameswaram (In Pic)
Ficci Frames 2018 is a three-day convention where more than 60 international companies of buyers, distributors and other business people have gathered from around 30 countries.
The main event will start from Monday and will continue till March 7 at the Grand Hyatt here.
During the event, an array of topics will be discussed including film tourism, dwindling box office collections, biopics and women empowerment in the digital era.
The panel will be attended by film personalities Ramesh Sippy, Alankrita Shrivastava, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Shyam Benegal, Shabana Azmi among many others.
Sridevi death has shaken her fans and colleagues alike. A lot of Bollywood celebrities took to their social handles to remember the good times with the iconic actress. Recently, daughter Janhvi Kapoor also wrote a moving note in memory of her late mother.
Sridevi breathed her last on February 24, 2018, in Dubai's Jumeirah Emirates Towers at the age of 54. She was in Dubai to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah's wedding along with her husband and daughter Khushi Kapoor. While Boney and Khushi returned to India, Sridevi extended her stay in Dubai. She passed away due to accidental drowning and was declared brought dead by the doctors.
(With IANS Inputs)