Lifetime Achievement Award for Naseeruddin Shah at Dubai fest

Naseeruddin Shah will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to cinema at the Dubai International Film Festival.

By: PTI | Dubai | Published: December 9, 2015 6:36 pm
Naseeruddin Shah, dubai fest, Naseeruddin Shah movies, Naseeruddin Shah upcoming movies, Naseeruddin Shah news, Naseeruddin Shah latest news, entertainment news Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to cinema at the Dubai International Film Festival.

Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to cinema at the Dubai International Film Festival.

Shah, 66, has appeared in over 200 films in a remarkable and diverse career spanning 40 years.

A National School of Drama graduate, Shah made his movie debut with Shyam Benegal’s “Nishant” in 1975 and went on to star in some of the biggest films of the parallel cinema movement in India.

His major films of this period include “Sparsh”, “Paar”, “Aakrosh” and “Chakra”. Shah’s other major roles were in “Monsoon Wedding”, Hollywood movie ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”.

“I always enjoy coming to Dubai and I am looking forward to interacting with the Indian and Pakistani audiences during my stay. I am also grateful for the honour being bestowed on me at the Dubai International Film Festival,” Shah said in a statement.

The festival will screen Shah’s latest film “Waiting”. Also starring, Kalki Koechlin and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Anu Menon, the movie will have its world premiere at the DIFF on Friday.

“Naseeruddin Shah has been a fixture of cinema in India and around the world for a staggering period of time. Few actors ever get the chance to make an impact with their art and the longevity of his career is a testament to his versatility, enduring class and talent,” Abdulhamid Juma, Chairman of the Dubai International Film Festival, said in a statement.

DIFF will also pay tribute to Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” on its 40th anniversary with a beachfront screening of the classic.

“Jaws” actor Richard Dreyfuss is scheduled to be in attendance at the screening.

The festival, which began today, runs till December 16.

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    Dec 12, 2015 at 4:22 pm
    Naseer is definitely a great actor. I USED to have lots of respect for him But he showed his bad true colors recently when he praised stan and bad mouthed Indian Public as being brainwashed to hate Pak. Naseer it is u who have been brainwashed to love Pak. Or the fact that u r a muslim is the reason to prefer Pak to India. They showered love on u so they are better than India. U forgot that they showerd bombs on India not just one or two times but several more times. They started 3-5 EWARS with India. They terrorised our Parliment Building. They killed so many Indians thru their barbaric attck on Mumbai Taj. They are still planning to terrorise India even more. AND U HAVE GUTS TO SAY THAT INDIANS HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED TO HATE STAN. If a Hindu in stan had bad mouthed stan prefering India, he would be killed. Indians are too good to enemies like u that is how Maharana Pratap gave Gajnavi the way to India.
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      rajat chakraborty
      Dec 10, 2015 at 5:49 am
      naseeruddin shah is one of the greatest actors our planet has ever produced
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        rajat chakraborty
        Dec 10, 2015 at 6:01 am
        naseeruddin shah is one of the greatest actors our planet has ever produced in the world. he is the only actor in the world who can play the role of hi and the role of the world's most dreaded terrorist at the same time and again he is the only actor who can win international awards for playing the role of an illiterate farmer and the role of the world's greatest scientist with elan
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          only human
          Dec 10, 2015 at 5:41 am
          naseeruddin shah is a superb actor, he deserved this award
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