Ali Zafar, who��became a surprising hit at the box office with his debut film ��Tere Bin Laden�۪ (2010), is to receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award today.
The singer-turned-actor has shown tremendous success with the films since his debut, ��Mere Brother Ki Dulhan�۪ (2011) and, most recently, ��London Paris New York�۪ (2012).�� Claimed by the Hindustan Times, the star explained to reporters yesterday, ���I am getting Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards. I have flown in from Dubai to receive the award personally tomorrow. I am feeling honoured to get such a prestigious award. To receive an award of this stature is a huge achievement for me. I am thankful to the academy.”
Dadasaheb Phalke is respected as the first man to produce a full length Bollywood film back in 1913 and is known as ‘the father of Indian Cinema’. The award function is held every year in celebration of Dada Saheb Phalke Jayanti, to commemorate and honour those within the industry who have shown outstanding service and work towards the film fraternity.