New Delhi: Veteran actor Om Puri will be honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the debut edition of International FIlm Festival Of Prayag, Allahabad (IFFP).
‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ star will be honoured with the award on Februray 28, 2015 at the function. Festival Director Abhishek Arun said it’s an honour for them to welcome Puri for their debut edition. “We are very fortunate to get Om Puri’s support. We will honour him with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this event as our respect towards him. I know we are just about to begin our journey and he is a legend, the whole world knows about his contribution to the cinema,” Arun said in a statement.
The founder of the festival Hasan Haider said the 64-year-old actor’s films continue to find relevance.
“Filmmaking professionals and students belonging to the northern region of our country will have a new platform. I am sure it will be a great opportunity for the students and professional filmmakers to get interact with Puriji during this festival,” Haider said.
The Patiala-born actor appeared in many mainstream commercial and independent films besides his appearances in British and American film in a career spanning over three decades.