Mumbai: Vivek Oberoi who has starred in over 30 films and best known for his powerful portrayals in hits like Company, Saathiya, Masti, Omkara, Grand Masti and Krrish 3 among others was chosen for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award, the highest official recognition for film personalities in India.
The actor who’s also known for his social causes was pleased to learn that the honourable jury members have unanimously decided to confer the Dada Saheb Phalke Film Foundation Phalke Pride award 2015 to him for his excellence, dedication and versatility.
Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor’s name was selected for this year Phalke awards. And industry’s stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan, Gulzar, Pran, Manna Dey, Dev Anand, Hrishikesh Mukherjee among others in the past. Last year, Jeetendra, Farhan Akhtar, Juhi Chawla, Sunidhi Chauhan and Kapil Sharma won the prestigious award.
Vivek excitedly says, “It’s a huge honour and I’m quite honoured and humbled to receive the award at such an early stage of my career. Thank you for this encouragement so I can keep bettering myself with every piece of work that I do.”