LOS ANGELES—Indian cinema icon Shashi Kapoor and India's first female superstar Sridevi were honored at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony here during the "In Memoriam" montage.

The Indian stars got a musical tribute by Eddie Vedder who took the stage to sing Tom Petty's "Room at the top."

Actress Jennifer Garner introduced the segment by paying tribute to late star Audrey Hepburn.

"There is no joy without sorrow," Garner said, and then acknowledged the loss of film world with the departed souls.

Son of Prithviraj Kapoor and younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor made his debut in Bollywood with the 1961 film "Dharmputra" after working as a child artist. He passed away in December 2017.

Bollywood's ultimate "charm house" Shashi Kapoor then went on to make a name for himself globally by associating with international cinema. He was honored with the Padma Bhushan – the third highest civilian honor – by the Indian government in 2011.

In 2015, he was bestowed with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

Sridevi, known for her ability to slip into myriad roles, expressive eyes, sheer comic timing and her fluid dancing skills, died on Feb. 24. Her death left everyone shocked, and saddened.

They were included in the annual montage along with stars such as John Heard, Tony Anne Walker, Jane Foray, Robert Osborne, Martin Landau, Glenne Headly, Roger Moore, George A. Romero and Jerry Lewis.

With Jimmy Kimmel as the host, the ceremony was held at the Dolby Theatre here March 4 night.

India-West Staff Reporter adds: Pakistani American actor Kumail Nanjiani, who presented the award for ‘Achievement in Production Design’ with Lupita Nyong’o, used the opportunity to show his support for ‘dreamers’ – recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program.

“Like everyone in this room, and everyone watching at home, we are dreamers. We grew up dreaming of one day working in the movies. Dreams are the foundation of Hollywood, and dreams are the foundation of America,” said Nyong’o.

“And so, to all the dreamers out there, we stand with you,” Nanjiani said.

Both the actors began with some jokes. “Good evening, we are the two actors you keep hearing about, but whose names you have trouble pronouncing,” Nyong’o said.

“Actually, I have to come clean. Kumail Nanjiani is my stage name. My actual given Pakistani name is Chris Pine. So you can imagine how annoyed I was when the white Chris Pine showed up. The ‘real’ Chris Pine,” said Nanjiani.

Nyong’o and Nanjiani, who are both immigrants, then spoke about their status as immigrants.

“We are also immigrants. I am from Kenya,” said the “Black Panther” star. Nanjiani added: “And I am from Pakistan and Iowa, two places that nobody from Hollywood can find on the map.”

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