Filmmaker Yash Chopra, Rajesh
Khanna, legendary playback singer Asha Bhosale are among those
Bollywood legends, who will be honoured with the Dadasaheb
Phalke Academy Awards on April 30.
Asha Bhosale will be presented with the Phalke Ratna Award
for her contribution in the field of music for five decades.
Late Yash Chopra will be conferred with the Dadasaheb
Phalke Academy Award for his services to the Indian film
industry as the iconic filmmaker while his wife Pamela will
recieve the Saraswatibai Phalke Award.
Rajesh Khanna, who died in July last year, will be honoured
as the first superstar of Indian cinema award. Akshay Kumar
will receive the Best Actor award for Rowdy Rathore and his
mother-in-law Dimple Kapadia will get the Phalke Ever
Memorable actor award.
Manoj Bajpayee will get the Phalke Excellent Performance
award for the film Gangs of Wasseyur while Irrfan Khan will
be given the Phalke Memorable Performance Award for Paan
Singh Tomar. Govinda will be presented with the Phalke
Versatile Actor award.
Newcomer Arjun Kapoor will be honoured with Phalke Debut
Actor Award and music composer-singer-actor Himesh Reshamiya
will be presented the Phalke Best Supporting Actor Award for
Veteran actor Prem Chopra will receive the Phalke senior
actor (negative role) Award and Mala Sinha will be given the
Phalke Icon Cine Artiste Award.
"Dadasaheb Phalke is the father of film industry and it
is because of him so many people got job in film industry. We
are thankful to him and the Academy to consider me for this
award," Prem Chopra said mouthing his famous dialogue Prem Naam
Hai Mera Prem Chopra.
TV actors Disha Vakani and Dilip Joshi will be given
away the best TV actor and actress in small screen category,
for their performances in the popular show Tarak Mehta Ka
The event is held annually to celebrate Dada Saheb
Phalke Jayanti, where most senior members of various craft of
film production sector are honoured by presenting trophies for
their outstanding services to the industry.
The 13th Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards will be held
on April 30 at Bhaidas Auditorium in suburban Vile Parle here.