Actor Madhuri Dixit has been awarded with the prestigious title of Recognition for Contribution to Bharatiya Cinema at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). She won many applauses for her “unparalleled talent”. Union sports minister Anurag Thakur also appreciated her for her outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.
Madhuri Dixit praised by Anurag Thakur
Anurag Thakur tweeted in praise of Madhuri Dixit and said, “She is an icon of the ages who graced the screens with unparalleled talent for four incredible decades. From playing an incredible role in ‘Nisha’ to ‘Begum Para’, her versatility knows no bounds.”
He also added by saying, “Today we are extremely delighted to present the ‘Special Recognition for Contribution to Bharatiya Cinema’ Award to the talented and charismatic actress Madhuri Dixit who has redefined excellence in cinema, at the 54th International Film Festival of India. A celebration of an extraordinary journey, a tribute to an everlasting legacy!”
About the International Film Festival of India (IFFI)
This year the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is hosted by Goa. The nine-day program kickstarted with a star-studded ceremony at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium on November 20. Famous celebrities of Bollywood participated in the event.
The guest list for the event also includes Vijay Sethupathi, Sara Ali Khan, Pankaj Tripathi, Sunny Deol, Karan Johar, Shantanu Moitra, Shreya Ghoshal and Sukhwinder Singh, among others.
IFFI has selected “Catching Dust”, a thriller by award-winning British filmmaker Stuart Gatt, as the opening film of the gala. The Mid Fest film will be “Dry Grasses” directed by French Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan and “Featherweight” directed by Robert Kolodny will be the closing film for the 54th IFFI.
Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani will serve as the head of the five-member jury for the best web series (OTT) award at the festival. Divya Dutta, Prosenjit Chatterjee, and filmmakers Krishna DK and Utpal Borpujari are part of the jury panel for the inaugural category. A total of 32 entries across 10 languages from 15 OTT platforms have been selected for the inaugural Best Web Series award.
OTT awards have been introduced newly by IFFI, and to this Anurag Thakur said that this platform has seen a boom in India and original content created in India is employing thousands of people. The Ministry has introduced this award celebrating the outstanding content creators on OTT platforms.