Actor Sridevi will be paid a befitting tribute at Cannes Film Festival on May 16 in a special ceremony organised to acknowledge her work during her five-decade-long career.

According to a report in Bollywood Hungama, May 16 would be a special day for the entire film industry at the Cannes 2018 as several anecdotes, memories and visual footage of Sridevi’s career will be shown to the people in attendance.

An overwhelmed Boney Kapoor said, “I’m happy that people from the world over are recognising her body of work and her contribution to cinema. Even though the overwhelming emptiness of losing her remains, it’s somewhat comforting to know that she lives on through her work.”

The special event is organised keeping in mind the fact that the entire world wants to know more about the legacy of Sridevi, who is hailed as the true queen of Bollywood.

Sridevi is popular for her films like Sadma, Chandni, Lamhe, Mr India, ChaalBaaz, English Vinglish and Mom, and for the latter she was awarded with the National Film Award for Best Actor (female) posthumously.

Sridevi passed away on February 24 in Dubai, UAE, where she was attending the wedding of her nephew, Mohit Marwah. She is survived by her husband Boney and her two daughters, Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor.