Pran, Devanand honoured by Dadasaheb Phalke Academy

Pran, Devanand honoured by Dadasaheb Phalke Academy

Pran, 90 received the Phalke icon and Legendary cine versatile star award while Devanand, 86 was honoured with the Phalke Ratna award.
"I feel extremely proud and honoured to receive this highly esteemed award. I thank the industry for showering their love and support," said Pran.

"I feel privileged to receive the award, I salute the Academy for considering me. I bow to the Indian film industry for their love and support," said Devanand.
The awards were presented by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal amidst thunderous applause from the audience.

"While watching Pran saheb's movie I used to hate his character. He did it with so much passion that everybody was bound to hate his role," Bhujbal said.
"I remember I used to stand in long queues to buy ticket of Dev sahib's movie. His movies like 'Guide', 'Hum Dono', 'Khoya Khoya Chand' and others are my favorite," he recalled.

"Maharashtra will be completing 50 years tomorrow and the state has excelled in several ways. Film industry is one of the major contributing factors to the growth of the state," the Deputy Chief Minister said.

"The film industry has faced several issues from piracy to extortion but it has bravely fought these problems. Despite several actors receiving extortion calls, no one has left Mumbai, which is a proud thing for us," he added.
59 awards were given to actors, technicians and other members of the industry by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy to mark the 141st birth anniversary of Dadasaheb Phalke, father of India Cinema.

The awardees included Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra for '3 Idiots' and actor Aamir Khan.
Singer Lata Mangeshkar was given the Phalke Golden Era Singer award and comedian Jadgeep the Phalke Legendary actor award (comic roles).

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