New Delhi:Veteran actor Waheeda Rehman will be conferred with the country’s top honour in the field of cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Information and Broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur announced on Monday. Taking to X (formerly Twitter), he praised the legendary actor’s contributions to the movies, and noted her previous achievements.
He also said that the actor has exemplified ‘dedication, commitment and the strength of a Bharatiya Nari’.He wrote, “I feel an immense sense of happiness and honour in announcing that Waheeda Rehman ji is being bestowed with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award this year for her stellar contribution to Indian Cinema. Waheeda ji has been critically acclaimed for her roles in Hindi films, prominent among them, Pyaasa, Kaagaz ke Phool, Chaudhavi Ka Chand, Saheb Biwi Aur Ghulam, Guide, Khamoshi and several others.”He continued, “In her career spanning over 5 decades, she has essayed her roles with extreme finesse, leading to a National Film Award for her role as a clanswoman in the film Reshma and Shera. A Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee, Waheeda ji has exemplified dedication, commitment and the strength of a Bharatiya Nari who can achieve the highest level of professional excellence with her hard work.”Thakur concluded,