Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon, who won our hearts with her flawless performance in comedy blockbuster Bareilly Ki Barfi as Bitti, will be graced with one of the most prestigious awards of Indian cinema— DadaSaheb Phalke Excellence Awards. The actress has received the honour for her excellent performance in a lead role for the sleeper hit which won millions of hearts. Bareilly Ki Barfi has been directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari also stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao in lead role. The film and cast received a positive response by the critics as well as the audience for a fresh storyline and brilliant acting.
Kriti Sanon was applauded for her natural and outstanding performance in the sleeper hit. Many said that her acting in the film was fresh and therefore she is being honoured with one of the most prestigious awards. The Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards will also facilitate Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh for his breakthrough performance in Padmaavat, Anushka Sharma for her contribution as an innovative producer, Tammannah Bhatia for her work in Baahubali and Rani Mukerji for her portraying a socially conscious character in Hichki. The event, which is being held for the last four years, will take place on April 21.
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in cinema. It is presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. First presented in 1969, the award was introduced by the Government of India to commemorate Dadasaheb Phalke’s contribution to Indian cinema. The Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award is given by the Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation.