Mumbai, 22 November (IANS) Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah has been honored with the Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashakhar Award at the Sangeet Kala Kendra Awards. The ceremony was recently held virtually.
Two rising stars Neil Chaudhary and Iravati Karnik were awarded the Aditya Vikram Birla Kalakiran Awards.
“We celebrate our founding president Aditya Vikram Birla and his passion for performing arts,” said Rajshree Birla, president of Sangeet Kala Kendra. The Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashakhar Award and the Aditya Vikram Birla Kalakikaran Award of the Sangeet Kala Kendra were established in 1996 as a memorial to Adityaji and created a remarkable path for exemplary talent in the field of art.
He added, theater was the central theme of this year’s awards. Some of you may remember Adityaji’s love for theater and his portrayal of the actor in two plays produced under the banner of Sangeet Kala Kendra. Personally both me and Adityaji like to watch plays and movies. Many of our Sunday evenings have been spent watching them. Naseeruddin Shah has been one of our favorite artists, whom we have seen in theaters and on the big screen. It feels good to have Naseeruddinji with him.
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