Sridevi’s daughters Janhvi and Khushi (l) during the 65th National Film Awards function at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, May 3. Sridevi was conferred Best Actress Award posthumously. (Manvender Vashist/PTI)

Filmmaker Boney Kapoor received wife Sridevi’s posthumous Best Actress honor at the National Film Awards, May 3, says it was a special moment for the family and they missed her a lot. Daughters Janhvi and Khushi accompanied Kapoor to the ceremony.

Sridevi, who died at the age of 54 in Dubai on Feb. 24, won the award for her portrayal of a revenge-seeking mother in Hindi film “Mom.”

“I wish she was here. She truly deserved this award. It’s so unfortunate that she is not here with us today to celebrate. I am grateful to the Government of India, the I&B Ministry and the jury. It is a proud moment for all of us but sadly she is not here,” Boney told reporters ahead of the ceremony.

Janhvi said, “I want to thank the jury and the Government of India for recognizing the hard work my mother has done. It is very special for us as a family.”

Sridevi and her “Chandni” co-star Vinod Khanna were recognized posthumously at the National Film Awards this year.

Khanna was named this year’s Dadasaheb Phalke award winner. The award was received by son Akshaye Khanna.