Actor honoured in International Film Festival of Prayag
The International Film Festival of Prayag, Allahabad, have announced that they will honour actor Om Puri with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the first edition of the award function, set to be held on 28th February 2015.
The festival’s director, Abhishek Arun, said: “It’s a great honour for us to welcome a personality like Mr. Om Puri at the very first year. We are very fortunate to get his support. We will honour him with the “Life Time Achievement Award” at this event as our respect towards him.
“I know we are just about to begin our journey and he is a legend, the whole world knows about his contribution to the cinema.”
The festival’s founder, Hasan Haider, said: “We have grown up watching films of Om Puri ji. My entire team is very happy to have him at the festival.
“The principle objective of the International Film Festival of Prayag is to promote and encourage awareness, appreciation and understanding of the art of cinema especially in this region.
“Film making professionals and students belonging to the northern region of our country will have a new platform. I am sure it will be a great opportunity for the students and professional filmmakers to get interact with Puri ji during this festival.”
He added: “We have a great team of talented individuals from this industry and I hope with their support, this first edition of the event will be definitely successful.”