The master of impeccable performances of Bollywood, Manoj Bajpayee has time and again proved that he is one of the finest actors in the industry. And now the actor has added yet another feather to his cap as he has bagged an award at the honorable Dadasaheb Phalke Awards 2016.
Manoj Bajpayee has received the Dadasheb Phalke Award for Best Actor (Critics’Choice) Award for his outstanding performance in the movie Aligarh. The biopic which features Manoj Bajpayee in the lead portrays the heart touching story of 64 year old homosexual professor Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was detained from his job due to his sexual orientation. The film has also received critical acclaim and has bagged awards at national and international film festivals.
Talking about it, Manoj Bajpayee says, “I am honored that I am going to get the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. It is a wonderful feeling. I would like to dedicate this award to Siras for his immense struggle in his journey to prove the world about the true meaning of love. A special thanks to our director Hansal Mehta for his massive courage to showcase this story, to my co-star Raj Kumar Rao and to the entire team of Aligarh. I am thankful to my audience and critics for their tremendous appreciation and love.”
This year, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2016 will be held on 147th Dadasaheb Phalke Jayanti at a suburban hotel in Mumbai.