Bollywood celebrities Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon will be conferred with the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke award 2018 for their movie Padmaavat (2018) and Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017) respectively. Shahid Kapoor played the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical saga ‘Padmaavat’ for which he was applauded for doing full justice with the role. On the other hand, Kriti Sanon who is only five movies old was well appreciated for portraying the character of Bitti—a young and free minded girl from a small town, in the movie ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’.
Kriti Sanon, Ayushman Khurrana starrer ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ garnered good reviews and had a box office collection of Rs 30.33 crore. On the other hand, ‘Padmaavat’ which was surrounded by multiple controversies was a blockbuster movie with the box office collection of Rs 279.84 crore.
Shahid Kapoor also talked his role in an event and said, “Honestly, it’s not the most author-backed role in the film. So taking up such a role and getting appreciations for that, is an amazing moment.”
In an interview with the leading publication, he said, “I don’t think that I underplayed Maharawal Ratan Singh, I would say I played Maharawal Ratan Singh. This is the character that was meant to be subtle. Nobody overplayed or nobody underplayed – it was our characters and we did our job according to the briefs we were given. It is the people who are deciding. As an actor, I have come from Tommy Singh which is different to what I have done in Padmaavat.”
Besides Kriti Sanon and Shahid Kapoor, Actor Ranveer Singh will also be honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke award for the movie ‘Padmavat’, Tamannaah Bhatia for the movie ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’, Anushka Sharma for her efforts in making clutter-breaking content which has become success stories.
The winners will be honored by the Mumbai based Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation on April 21.