Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Screen icon Waheeda Rehman became the eighth woman artiste to receive the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, an honour she dedicated to her ‘dear film industry’ and its various departments.
President Droupadi Murmu presented the award to Rehman, 85, during the 69th National Film Awards ceremony, held at the National Capital on October 17.
The cinema veteran, who received a standing ovation from the A-list gathering as she walked to the stage, spoke about how filmmaking is a collaborative process.
“I feel very honoured and humbled… But whatever I have achieved today, it is because of my dear film industry. Luckily, I got to work with top directors, producers, filmmakers, technicians, writers, dialogue writers, music directors and musicians,” Rehman said in her acceptance speech.
“I got a lot of support, respect and love from them,” she said, also crediting the make-up artists, hair and costume designers.