Over the years, legendary filmmaker Shyam Benegal has received several coveted awards and is one of the celebrated filmmakers in the industry. We have now learned that Shyam Benegal will be felicitated with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 3rd edition of International Film Festival of Prayag (IFFP) 2017 which will be held in New Delhi.
IFFP Founder Hasan Haider released an official statement for the press where he announced that it will be a four day festival starting on February 16. He said, “We are happy to announce our third edition of IIFP in Delhi. We are extremely happy to announce that Shyam Benegal will be given the lifetime achievement award this year. He further added, "The festival is growing with every edition and we are excited to see a large number of movies being submitted from all over the world. Bollywood Icons and celebrities are extending their support to make this an important film festival event."
In the past, Shyam Benegal was awarded the Padma Shri in 1976 and the Padma Bhushan in 1991. His contribution to Indian cinema has been incredible and was awarded the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award. He has won National Film Awards for Best Feature Films seven times.
The 3rd edition of International Film Festival of Prayag (IFFP) 2017 will be attended by Manoj Bajpayee, Manoj Tiwari, and Rahul Roy among others.