Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah received the Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar Puraskar at the Sangit Kala Kendra Awards, which recently took place virtually.
Two emerging stars, Neel Choudhary and Irawati Karnik, received the Aditya Vikram Birla Kalakiran Puraskars Award.
“We rejoice, the spirit of our founding president, Aditya Vikram Birla and his love for the performing arts. The Sangit Kala Kendra,“ Aditya Vikram Birla, Kalashikhar Puraskar ”and commemorative worthy of Adityaji and through her, to create a significant path, for a singular recognition, of an exemplary talent, in this field ”, declared Rajashree Birla, president of Sangit Kala Kendra.
“The theater is the central theme for this year’s awards. A few of you may relate, Adityaji’s love for the theater and the fact that he donned the mantle of an actor in two plays under the Sangit Kala Kendra banner. On a personal level Adityaji and I loved watching plays and movies. So we spent a lot of our Sunday evenings. Among our favorite actors was Mr. Naseeruddin Shah , which we watched in theaters and on screen. It’s wonderful to have you here, Naseeruddinji, “she added.
About Naseeruddin Shah, she said: “His groundbreaking roles have struck both screen and theater, for over 40 years now. Movies and theater roles keep rolling and we see him take on the toughest roles with incredible ease, stepping into character’s shoes. Receiving you, receiving this award, Naseeruddinji, is truly an enriching time, for all of us at Sangit Kala Kendra. We respect you and we admire you. “
Besides the plays, Naseeruddin Shah impressed audiences with films such as “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro”, “A Wednesday”, “Masoom”, “Iqbal” and “Parzania”