Veteran actor Dharmendra has been chosen for the Maharashtra government’s Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement Award, while director Rajkumar Hirani will get the Raj Kapoor Special Contributions Award. The Maharashtra Education and Cultural Affairs Minister, Vinod Tawde made the announcement via social media on Sunday. “Delighted to announce veteran actor Dharmendraji as the recipient of Maharashtra State’s Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement Award and director Rajkumar Hirani on being selected for the Raj Kapoor Special Contributions Award. Congratulations!” Tawde tweeted.
Marathi actor Vijay Chavhan and actress Mrinal Kulkarni will be honoured too. “Congratulations to veteran actor Vijay Chavhan and actress-director Mrinal Kulkarni on being announced as the recipients of the prestigious Chitrapati V Shantaram Jivangaurav Puraskar and Chitrapati V Shantaram Vishesh Yogdaan Puraskar respectively,” he further added on Twitter.
The announcement comes days after the National Film Awards were announced, where late Sridevi bagged the Best actress award for Mom. Several films like Baahubali 2, PadMan and Newton also bagged the top honours. Anyway, stay tuned to India.com Showbiz as we get you more details about the National Awards and Maharashtra government’s Raj Kapoor awards right here.