Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest award in the field of Indian cinema given annually by the Government of India, is given to prominent personality from the film industry.
Such noted personalities are respected for their significant contributions to Indian cinema. A committee consisting eminent personalities from the Indian film industry is appointed to evaluate the award. Dadasaheb Phalke is considered as the father of Indian cinema.
The 93-year-old actor Pran, who played the role of villain in several Hindi movies in the era of 50s and 60s, won hearts of many with his acting skill. The actor also was honoured with the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to Indian cinema.
Here are some tweets which wished Pran for receiving the prestigious award:
Madhur Bhandarkar @mbhandarkar268: Congratulations Pran saab for the Dadasaheb Phalke award. This is much deserved!!!!
Rajdeep Sardesai @sardesairajdeep: my favourite 3 Pran roles: a) Victoria number 203 b) Zanjeer c) Upkar.. guess I preferred Pran in his post villain avatar!
Ramesh Srivats @rameshsrivats: Amitabh Bachchan has still not won the Dadasaheb Phalke award. So this year, to receive award, Pran jaye par Bachchan na jaye. #MegaSelfThoo
kunal kohli @kunalkohli: Impact #Pran had as a villain was such,people stopped naming their kids Pran. Manoj Kumar broke the mould & cast him in a +ve role in upkaar
Prabhu Chawla @PrabhuChawla: @annaroy9 @softykid So, you concede less deserving bollywood people grab #phalke awards? #Pran
Ajith @ajith27: Pran has just started writing his acceptance speech "Barkhurdaar..."
All India Radio News @airnewsalerts: Renowned bollywood star Pran to get prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award
ananth mahadevan @ananthmahadevan: An award that was a given...and should have come years ago...Pran saab take a bow...the Dadasaheb Phalke award is a crowning glory!Respect!
Aseem Chhabra @chhabs: I have to get over this childhood fear of #Pran. I always believed he was a bad guy - even in real life. I can still hear his scary voice!
sudhir tailang @sudhirtailang: Isn't it GREAT NEWS that one of the tallest legends of Indian Cinema - #Pran, is getting the Dada Saheb Phalke Award! Celebrate!
Vijay @centerofright: Dear @ManishTewari08 - Nice decision by I&B to give award to Pran
Rana Ayyub @RanaAyyub: Dadasaheb phalke for legendary actor Pran..better late than never