Nawazuddin, who played the lead role in the film Manjhi - The Mountain Man, is the only male selected in this year's list, said Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam. The other awardees include international athlete Kavita Raut, Marathi editor Rahi Bhide, author Kavita Mahajan and academician Farida Lambay
At the success party of his latest film Manjhi - The Mountain Man, when Nawazuddin was asked whether he had any Hollywood plans, the actor said, "If I'll get a chance to do a performance-oriented role or if I found something interesting, then definitely I will do that"
Nawazuddin played the role of Manjhi in Manjhi - The Mountain Man, which has been directed by Ketan Mehta. The union minister announced earlier this week that a special edition stamp would be released soon, to honour Manjhi along with former president APJ Abdul Kalam
Manjhi - The Mountain Man is a biopic on Dashrath Manjhi, a resident of Gehlaur village in Gaya district. The "Mountain Man", as he was fondly called, had single-handedly cut through a hill to make a road for his village
This one will be memorable as far as trailer launches go. Actors Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson arrived in a tractor - that's right, in a tractor - for the launch of the trailer of their upcoming film Singh is Bliing in Mumbai on August 19.