Legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra, actor Rajesh Khanna and singer Asha Bhonsle will be honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards in Mumbai on April 30, 2013. Bhosle, ‘Dum Maro Dum’ singer will be presented with the Phalke Ratna Award for her contribution to the field of music, for roughly five decades.
Yash Chopra, late filmmaker will also be honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award for his services to the Indian film industry, as an iconic filmmaker, his wife Pamela will be receiving the Saraswatibai Phalke Award as well. Rajesh Khanna died in the month of July 2012, but will be honoured as the first superstar of Indian cinema. Actor Akshay Kumar will be receiving the Best Actor award for his performance in the movie ‘Rowdy Rathore’, while his mother-in-law Dimple Kapadia will get the Phalke Ever Memorable actor award.
Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpai will be receiving the Phalke Excellent Performance award for the movie ‘Gang Of Wasseypur’, while Irrfan Khan will be receiving the Phalke Memorable Performance Award for the movie ‘Paan Singh Tomar’.
Actor Govinda will also be presented with the Phalke Versatile Actor award and newcomer Arjun Kapoor will be honoured with the Phalke Debut Actor Award. The 13th Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards will be held on April 30, 2013, at the Bhaidas Auditorium in Suburban Vile Parle in Mumbai.