Madhuri Dixit received the ‘Special Recognition for Bharatiya Cinema’ award at the 54th International Film Festival of India. Union Sports and Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur praised the actor for her ‘unparalleled skill’ in a social media post.
“An icon through the ages, @MadhuriDixit has graced our screens with unparalleled talent for four incredible decades,” he posted on X (previously Twitter). Her flexibility has no ends (sic), from the effervescent Nisha to the enchanting Chandramukhi, the stately Begum Para to the tenacious Rajjo.”
He added, “Today, we are filled with admiration as we present the ‘Special Recognition for Contribution to Bharatiya Cinema’ Award to the talented , charismatic actress 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 (sic).”
Among those attending the event are Sara Ali Khan, Pankaj Tripathi, Vijay Sethupathi, Sunny Deol, Karan Johar, Shreya Ghoshal, Shantanu Moitra, and Sukhwinder Singh.
According to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the British film ‘Catching Dust’ has been chosen as the opening film for the 54th IFFI, with ‘The Featherweight’ as the closing picture.
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Source: India Today