Priyanka Chopra & Kapil Sharma are the winners of Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award

By on June 3, 2017

Baywatch star and stand-up comedian are being chosen for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award this year along with other celebrities like Vivek Oberoi, Gulshan Grover under various categories. Stand –up comedian who was in the news for his tiff with his co-actor Sunil Grover will get sigh of relief as jury has decided to honor him with Dadasaheb Phalke Academy award.
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The makers of the award created a new category, especially for Priyanka Chopra this year. The actor will be given the award under the category “Internationally Acclaimed Actress “at the event. This calls for double celebration as her mother Madhu Chopra too will be receiving the award for her Marathi Production, Ventilator. Ventilator so far has bagged three National Awards.
Kapil has been selected for the second time for this award. Earlier, in 2014, Kapil was not able to make it to the awards in time, but this time Kapil has assured the organizers that he will make sure that he collects his award on stage.
Dadasaheb Phalke Academy has been honoring the talent from Hindi and regional film industry since 2000.This award should not be confused with Dadasaheb Phalke Award, which is the India’s highest award in cinema, presented every year by Directorate of Film Festivals, a part of the information and Broadcasting Ministry. On the occasion of 64th National Film Award this year this prestigious award was given to veteran filmmaker Kasinathuni Viswanath. Some of the dignitaries who are being bestowed with this prestigious award are as Devika Rani, Prithviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy, Lata Mangeshkar and Yash Chopra.

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Kanchan Wadhawan

She is an author at askebuddy. She holds a master degree in journalism. Creativity is her forte, she is always in search of new things, and she is a free spirit.