Ali Zafar to Receive the Prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award 2012

May 2, 2012

With three hit movies in a row, Ali Zafar has earned himself immense respect and goodwill in Bollywood over just two years. Having nominated for several awards last year, it was this year that Ali Zafar received his first Stardust award in Superstar of Tomorrow category. Now there is another good news for the nation. This talented actor will be bringing a Phalke Academy Award home from the “143rd DADASAHEB PHALKE ACADEMY AWARDS” ceremony. This event is held annually regarding the celebration of Dada Saheb Phalke Jayanti where most senior members of various craft of film production sector including producers, distributors, exhibitors and actors are honored by presenting trophies for their outstanding services to the film Industry. It is a prestigious event for Indian cinema and every Bolywood actor dreams of being honored with Phalke.

Dadasaheb Phalke is known as the pioneer of the Indian Film Industry. He made the first Indian motion picture “Raja Harishchandra” in the year 1913.

The annual event will be held at Mumbai’s Tulip Star, Juhu on May 3 and will honour some of the biggest stars in the film industry. Not to be confused with the Government of India’s ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award’, veterans like Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna will be present to receive the Phalke Ratna and Legendary Actor trophies respectively. Some of the other prominent awardees at this 143rd event are Waheeda Rehman, Tanuja, Saira Banu, Tanuja and Vidya Balan.