MUMBAI: Yesterday, the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy awards were held in the name of father of Indian cinema Dadasaheb Phalke. On the occasion, most senior members from production sector, producer, distributor, exhibitor were honoured for their outstanding services to the film Industry.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan received the Phalke Ratna award, while Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar got Saraswatibai Phalke award.
Actors Tanuja and Vinod Khanna were handed over Legendary actor award in male and female category, respectively while Waheeda Rehman received Phalke Icon Cine Artiste award.
Ram Gopal Gupta was given Phalke Senior Most Producer award, Gurudas Maan got Phalke Versatile Singer award and Neila Devi received Phalke Golden Era award.
Vidya Balan got Phalke Memorable Performance award (‘The Dirty Picture’), Ajay Devgan got Outstanding Performance award (‘Singham’), Parineeti Chopra and Pakistani singer-turned-actor Ali Zafar received Phalke New Talent award in male and female category, Farhan Akhtar was handed over Best Commercial Film (‘Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara’), Prakash Raj got Phalke Versatile Cine Star. Ekta Kapoor was given Phalke Icon Producer award – Film & Television.
In the Television segment, Ram Kapoor got Best Actor Television (‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’) and Saakshi Tanvar received Best Television Actress (‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’).