Dharmendra, Rajkumar Hirani honoured at 55th Marathi Film Awards
The award function was hosted by the Maharashtra government yesterday night
Veteran actor Dharmendra and director Rajkumar Hirani were honoured for their contribution to Indian cinema at the 55th Marathi Film Award Ceremony 2018 hosted by the Maharashtra government yesterday.
Dharmendra received the Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony. The actor shared screen space with Raj Kapoor in Mera Naam Joker. Asked about his feeling upon receiving an award in the legendary actor's name, Dharmendra said, "I have received many awards in my life but this honour is very special. I am not only happy from my heart, my entire soul is happy."
Hirani received the Raj Kapoor Special Contributions Award, while Marathi actors Vijay Chavhan and Mrinal Kulkarni were also honored for their contribution to Marathi cinema.
The award ceremony was presided over by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis and Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde.