Shashi Kapoor a "stalwart" in film industry: PM

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New Delhi, March 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, March 23 congratulated Bollywood veteran Shashi Kapoor for winning Indian cinema's top honour--the Dada Saheb Phalke award and described him as a "stalwart" of the film industry.

"Shashi Kapoorji is a fine actor & a stalwart of the film industry. I congratulate him for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award," Modi tweeted.

Shashi Kapoor a stalwart in film industry: PM

Shashi Kapoor has starred in over 100 Hindi films and is best known for his powerful portrayals of characters in hits like "Namak Halaal", "Deewar" and "Kabhie Kabhie". The award consists of a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of Rs 10 lakhs and a shawl.


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