Tamannah to receive Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Dadasaheb Phalke award is considered to be the highest award in Indian cinema
Baahubali: The Beginning, released in 2015, was well-received by both the audience and critics, and went on to become the highest grossing Indian film of the year. Tamannah Bhatia, who played the female lead in the film, will be awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award for her outstanding performance in the film.
Dadasaheb Phalke award is considered to be the highest award in Indian cinema and it is given to individuals from the film industry for their excellent contribution to the growth of Indian cinema. The committee has also announced the award for Anushka Sharma, producer of films such as NH10, Phillauri, and Pari, for making unconventional films, and Ranveer Singh for his exceptional performance as Alauddin Khilji in the recent epic period film Padmaavat. The awards will be conferred by the Mumbai-based Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation on April 21.
Responding to the award announcement, Tamannah said in a statement, "I've grown up knowing what immense importance of Dadasaheb Phalke in Indian cinema. It's such an honour to be conferred an award from the foundation."
The actor, who also received the Sridevi Memorial Award at an awards event recently, is currently working on the romantic comedy Naa Nuvve and the Telugu remake of Queen.