Prem Chopra gets lifetime achievement award at Jagran Festival

Mumbai, Oct 2 (PTI) Veteran actor Prem Chopra has been bestowed with the lifetime achievement award at the Jagran Film Festival.

“It is a great honor and I am deeply moved with this award and thankful to jury and the festival people,” Chopra said in a statement.

Chopra has acted in movies like Shaheed (1965), Upkaar (1967), Purab Aur Pashchim, Do Raaste (1969), Kati Patang (1970), Do Anjaane (1976), Jaadu Tona (1977), Kala Sona, Dostana (1980), Kranti (1981), Phool Bane Angaarey (1991) among others.

Actor Manoj Bajpayee won best actor award for his stupendous performance in “Aligarh”.

“It (award) is not only an honour for me but entire cast and crew. It is an honour and respect for LGBT community. The film is the celebration for the LGBT community,” Bajpayee said.

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Renowned actress Sarika feels privileged to be part of the jury.

“Because of the festival we get to see many different kinds of movies and when we are in the festival we are given the best cinema from all over the country to judge, besides that we had to be fair as everyone is good,” Sarika said.

“Judging is not cool and we have tired to do it as best of our ability,” she added.

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