Mumbai: Veteran actor and filmmaker Shashi Kapoor was honoured with the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award on Sunday by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley at the Prithvi Theatre. After his father Prithvi Raj Kapoor and elder brother Raj Kapoor, he is the third one in the family to receive the award.
The minister said, “It is indeed an important moment as one of our veteran actors is getting the award. It is conferred on Shashi Kapoor, who is undoubtedly a versatile personality Indian cinema has ever produced… an actor par excellence who competed with the best and carved out best work as actor, producer and director. We are presenting this award symbolically at the institution he created.”
“The way the Kapoor family is producing talent, I am sure this award is not the last one and I wish him an improved health, long life and best in life,” he added.
Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Krishna Raj Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, Babita, Karisma, Saif Ali Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek, Rekha, Anupam Kher, Hema Malini, Javed Akhtar, Asha Bhosle and others witnessed the event.