We were the first to tell you that Manoj Kumar was one of the frontrunners for this year’s Dadasaheb Phalke Award (Manoj Kumar, Khayyam top contenders for Dadasaheb Phalke Award, ).
The formal announcement came in sometime back that the veteran actor will be indeed be felicitated by the prestigious award.
Madhur Bhandarkar and IFTDA Chief Ashoke Pandit broke the news to the 78-year-old actor-filmmaker at his residence.
Kumar is famous for films like Kranti, Purab Aur Paschim and Roti Kapda Aur Makaan among others. The veteran actor was also awarded the Padma Shri in 1992.
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