In a recent announcement, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur revealed that the esteemed Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award will be conferred upon veteran actor Waheeda Rehman. This prestigious recognition honors her exceptional contributions to the Indian film industry.
Union Minister Thakur took to the social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) to share this momentous news. He expressed his deep sense of joy and pride as he made the announcement, emphasizing Waheeda Rehman’s remarkable career in Indian cinema.
He elaborated on Waheeda Rehman’s illustrious filmography, highlighting her critically acclaimed performances in iconic movies such as “Pyaasa,” “Kaagaz Ke Phool,” “Chaudhvin Ka Chand,” “Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam,” “Guide,” “Khamoshi,” and many others. Over her five-decade-long career, she has consistently delivered her roles with exceptional finesse, earning her a National Film Award for her portrayal of a clanswoman in “Reshma and Shera.” Waheeda Rehman has received both the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards, symbolizing her dedication, commitment, and the embodiment of the strength of a Bharatiya Nari (Indian woman) who has achieved the highest echelons of professional excellence through her unwavering hard work.
Furthermore, Union Minister Thakur drew attention to the recent passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill in Parliament, emphasizing that bestowing the Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award upon Waheeda Rehman is a fitting tribute to one of the leading female figures in Indian Cinema. He acknowledged her contributions not only to the world of entertainment but also to philanthropy and the broader betterment of society.
In closing, Thakur extended his heartfelt congratulations to the veteran star and paid his respects to her remarkable work, which has become an integral part of Indian film history. Her legacy continues to inspire and enrich the Indian film industry.
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