Shashi Kapoor to get lifetime achievement honour

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Legendary actor Shashi Kapoor, who was earlier this year decorated with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, will be bestowed the Lifetime Achievement honour at the sixth Jagran Film Festival.

Manoj Srivastava, a strategic consultant at Jagran Film Festival said in a statement,”We are proud and happy that the Lifetime Achievement Award this year is to be presented to Shashi Kapoorji, who has enriched the cinematic medium through his vast and wide range of contribution as an actor and producer and has patronised good cinema.”

Srivastava added that the actor has “kindly consented to receive this award”.

FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2009 file photo, veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor greets the audience as he receives the lifetime achievement award at the 11th Mumbai film festival in Mumbai, India. Kapoor was named Monday, March 23, 2015, as winner of the next Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the highest honor in Indian cinema. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)

Earlier this year, a special event was organised in Mumbai, where a frail but spirited Shashi Kapoor was brought to the stage on a wheelchair to receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. He smiled and folded his hands in reverence.

The 77-year-old is best known for his nuanced performance in memorable films like Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Trishul, Kabhi Kabhie, Vijeta and Kalyug, and he was among the most good looking cine stars of his time.

The Jagran Film Festival is currently happening at its final destination, Mumbai, and the showcase and celebration of cinema will culminate on 4 October.

The 2015 edition of Jagran Film Festival traversed from Delhi to Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra, Meerut, Dehradun, Hisar, Ludhiana, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Raipur, Indore, and Bhopal before culminating in Mumbai.

(IANS)

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