As if winning countless trophies for her flawless acting over the years wasn۪t enough, Madhuri Dixit-Nene has just been awarded the Raj Kapoor Special Contribution۪ Award by the Maharashtran government. Other known winners from the film fraternity included Shyam Benegal who was awarded the Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement۪ Award.
Want to thank Lata Mangeshkar and the state of Maharashtra for the tremendous honours they are bestowing on me! Tweeted Madhuri.
Constituted annually by the Maharashtran government, the honour consists of a cash prize of Rs.2,00,000, a citation and a memento for each of the winners.
Madhuri was last seen in Aditya Chopra۪s Aaja Nachle۪ (2007) and her next release is Dedh Ishqiya۪ in which she will be seen portraying a character with shades of grey. Paired opposite veteran Naseerudin Shah for the first time, the film also stars Arshad Warsi and Kangana Ranaut.