One of Bollywood's finest leading ladies, Sridevi's untimely demise left the entire nation in a state of deep shock and grief.
The actress passed away on February 24, 2018, in Dubai owing to accidental drowning. At the recently held 90th Academy Awards, Sridevi along with late actor Shashi Kapoor were honoured with a mention in the In Memorium segment which offers tribute to the ones from the film fraternity who left us.
At the launch event of Rajkumar Hirani's wife Manjeet's new book, Aamir spoke about his take on this honour. Here's what he had to say-
Sridevi Deserved The Oscar Mention
The superstar said, " My heart goes out to Boney and her children. It's very saddening and untimely. She deserved the Oscar mention."
On Sunday, the 'Thugs Of Hindostan' actor had visited Boney Kapoor and his daughters to condole Sridevi's sudden death.
Aamir Has Always Been A Great Fan Of Sridevi's Work
As soon as he heard about Sridevi's demise, Aamir had shared, "I am deeply disturbed and saddened by the untimely and tragic passing away of Srideviji. I have always been a huge fan of her work. Equally I have always been an admirer of the grace and dignity with which she conducted herself. My heartfelt condolences to everyone in the family. I join all the millions of her fans in mourning her demise. Ma'am, we will always remember you with love and respect. a"
A couple of other Bollywood celebrities too tweeted about Sridevi's Oscar mention. Varun Dhawan wrote, " So amazing to see the #oscars pay respect to #shashikapoor and #sridevi #Oscar90."
Sridevi's 'Chandni' co-star wrote, " 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!"
She tweeted, " The Oscars paid tribute to our beloved Sridevi...#YourLegacyLivesOn."
He too posted on his Twitter handle, " Feels so nice to see the #oscars pay respect to our veterans #ShashiKapoor sir n #Sridevi ma'm! 😇 🎥 #Oscar90