Anurag Thakur wrote on Twitter, ‘I feel extremely happy and honored to announce that Waheeda Rehman ji is being honored with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award this year for her invaluable contribution to Indian cinema. Waheeda ji has been appreciated by critics for her roles in Hindi films. His films include Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Chaudahvi Ka Chand, Saheb Biwi Aur Ghulam, Guide, Khamoshi and many more. In his career spanning over 5 decades, he has played his characters beautifully.
Anurag Thakur expressed happiness
Anurag Thakur further wrote, ‘That is why she received the National Film Award for the role of a matriarch in the film Reshma Aur Shera. Awarded with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, Waheeda ji has given an example of dedication, strength and commitment of an Indian woman. Who can touch heights even at the professional level with her hard work.
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The Union Minister said, ‘At a time when the historic Nari Shakti Vandan Act has been passed by the Parliament, her being honored with this Lifetime Achievement Award is a true tribute to one of the leading ladies of Indian cinema and who has made a mark after films. Has dedicated his life to charity. The society will be better off.