In picture: Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar, wife Saira Banu, veteran actors Tanuja and Vinod Khanna were honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Academy awards.
Bahchchan got the Phalke Ratna award, while Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar got the Saraswatibai Phalke award at a ceremony held in Mumbai on May 3.
Veteran actors Tanuja and Vinod Khanna were handed over Legendary Actor awards in the male and female category, while Waheeda Rehman received the Phalke Icon Cine Artiste award.
Among the youngsters, Vidya Balan got the Phalke Memorable Performance award (The Dirty Picture), Ajay Devgn got the Outstanding Performance award (Singham), Parineeti Chopra and Ali Zafar received the Phalke New Talent awards in the male and female category, Farhan Akhtar was handed over the Best Commercial Film (Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara), while Prakash Raj got the Phalke Versatile Cine Star.
Ekta Kapoor was given the Phalke Icon Producer award - Film & Television.
The Dadasaheb Phalke Academy awards are held in the name of father of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke. This is different from the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award instituted by the Government of India, which went to Bengali cinema legend Soumitra Chatterjee this year.
Text: PTI; Images: Sify.com