Veteran actress Saira Banu has been named for the prestigious Raj Kapoor Lifetime achievement award of the Maharashtra Government. Actor Jackie Shroff is selected for the Raj Kapoor Special contribution award. State Cultural Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde announced the awards in an official statement in Mumbai.
Noted Marathi actors Vikram Gokhale and Arun Nalawade have been selected for the coveted V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement and V. Shantaram Special Contribution annual awards.
Both the lifetime achievement awards carry a citation and cash of five lakh rupees each, while both the special contribution awards carry a citation and three lakh rupees cash.
The awards will be presented at the upcoming 54th Maharashtra State Marathi Film Festival.