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08-03-2009, 07:08 PM #1
Lifetime achievement award to Dharmendra, Asha Parekh
Veteran Bollywood actors Dharmendra and Asha Parekh were honoured with lifetime achievement awards during the second Nashik International Film Festival (NIFF).
While Mr. Dharmendra was felicitated by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, Ms. Asha Parekh was honoured by Devisingh Shekhavat, husband of President Pratibha Patil here on Sunday night.
Recalled his association with Nashik, Mr. Dharmendra said he was overwhelmed to be felicitated at the birth place of late Dadasaheb Phalke, father of Indian cinema.
Ms. Parekh put across a simple message to enjoy life to the fullest and stay united through her speech.
Festival Director Mukesh Kaneri, actor Shekhar Suman, veteran actress Shammi, child artist Avika Gaur, State Minister for Health Shobha Bachhav, NCP MP Sameer Bhujbal were present on the occasion which also marked the conclusion of the festival.
08-03-2009, 07:26 PM #2