News is that acclaimed filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has now been chosen to receive the Raj Kapoor Smriti Award. He would be felicitated for his contribution to Indian cinema by the Maharashtra government in a ceremony which would be held on August 12.
Confirming the news Bhandarkar tweeted on the micro blogging site on Tuesday saying, “Thank you to each one of you for the congratulatory messages you sent. I accept this Maharashtra State honour bestowed on me, in all humility.”
Bhandarkar, who is currently busy making his next film ‘Calendar Girls’ based on lives of models who feature on special calendars, has so far received four National Awards for his films ‘Chandni Bar’, ‘Page 3’, ‘Fashion’ and ‘Traffic Signal’. The Raj Kapoor Smriti Award would be another feather in the filmmaker’s cap of achievements.
Meanwhile, yesteryears’ actress Tanuja and Marathi actress Uma Bhende will also be conferred with the Lifetime Achievement honour at the Raj Kapoor Smriti Awards.