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Pran To Honor With Dada Saheb Phalke

Veteran Bollywood actor Pran Sikand, a Hindi cinema villain loved and feared in equal touchstone by movie fans, has been selected for the esteemed Dada Saheb Phalke award, the highest official remembering for film personalities in India. The declaration about honoring the 93-year-old actor was greeted by his son Sunil Sikand. The award, titled after the father of Indian cinema Dada Saheb Phalke, will be bestowed on Pran on May 3, which will also scores the 100 years of cinema this year. Pran, who has done their act in over 400 films in his six-decade-long career, walked out from acting in 1998. Starting his career as a hero in 1940 with Yamala Jat, Pran went on to attain fame as a villain in many film including classics like Milan, Madhumati and Kashmir Ki Kali. Such was the charm of his unequaled on-screen villainy, that people obstructed naming their children 'Pran' at the peak of his fame as an actor. He later favored character roles, playing the friend, dearest father and grandfather in movies like Amitabh Bachchan starrer Zanjeer, Upkaar and Parichay. Welcoming the honor, Pran's son Sunil told "It is a surprising thing. We are blissful and honored." When asked whether the honor reached too late for the veteran actor, Sunil said, "I don't want to get into all these facts. We are happy with the honor. My dearest father is watching the news on TV right now."

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