MUMBAI: After the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Mukesh Ambani, Sunita Williams and Amitabh Bachchan, actor Shahid Kapur will now receive the Rajiv Gandhi Award.
The 28-year-old will be presented with the 12th Rajiv Gandhi Award in the best actor category. The award function will be held in the second week of August.
"I was pleasantly surprised to get the news about my being chosen for the prestigious award. I am only 28 years old and it’s really early in my career. I feel humbled and honored to be chosen by the jury," said Kapur.
Kapur has three films lined up this year – Vishal Bharadwaj’s Kaminey opposite Priyanka Chopra, Aditya Chopra’s Dil Bole Hadippa opposite Rani Mukherji and Ken Ghosh’s Yahoo opposite Genelia D’Souza.