The 44th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that kicks off tomorrow here will screen 15 Oscar-nominated films from world over.
Actress Waheeda Rehman will be the first recipient of the Centenary Award for the Indian Film Personality of the Year, an annual honour being introduced to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema.
Legendary actor Pran, beloved star of hit movies like Don and Ram Aur Shyam, received his Dadasaheb Phalke award at his home in Mumbai.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Friday said the government has instituted a special "Centenary Award" to honour individuals or films which spark a "paradigm change".
In a show of solidarity and unity, representatives from India's multi-billion dollar, dynamic cinema world came together for the inauguration of the Centenary Film Festival here on Thursday evening.