Glover to be felicitated at Bollywood Awards


MUMBAI: Danny Glover, Hollywood legend and star of recent hits such as Dreamgirls and Shooter, will be one of the honorees at the ninth annual Bollywood Awards, to be held on 26 May 2007 at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York.

Glover will receive the International award for “Outstanding Contribution to Global Cinema.” Perhaps best known for playing the popular character Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon series, Glover has a standing in Hollywood as one of the most talented actors in the industry.

He has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. As an actor, his film credits range from the blockbuster Lethal Weapon franchise to smaller independent features, some of which Glover also produced. Most recently, he completed filming the critically acclaimed feature Dreamgirls directed by Bill Condon, Poor Boy’s Game for director Clement Virgo, Shooter for director Antoine Fuqua. His forthcoming films are Be Kind, Rewind for director Michel Gondry and Honeydripper for director John Sayles.

Bollywood Group of Companies chairman Kamal Dandona said, “It is truly an honor and a matter of great pride that Danny Glover will receive this revered award which he so very richly deserves. Additionally Danny Glover has promoted various meaningful causes for the betterment of mankind. We are delighted that he will now be conferred with of one of our celebrated honors.”

The celebrities slated to perform at this year’s Awards are Bipasha Basu, Arjun Rampal, Vivek Oberoi, Urmilla Matondkar, Soha Ali Khan, Neha Dhupia, Kangana Ranaut.

Other stars confirmed to attend are Mira Nair, Phylicia Rashad of The Cosby Show, Anupam Kher, Kirron Kher, Upen Patel, Lage Raho Munnabhai director Raj Kumar Hirani and Anuj Saxena amongst others.