Shabana Azmi to be honoured with the 'Icon of Indian Cinema' award at Jagran Film Festival 2017
Mumbai: Acclaimed actress and activist Shabana Azmi will be honoured as an 'Icon of Indian Cinema' at the closing ceremony of the Mumbai edition of the eighth Jagran Film Festival here next week.
The ceremony will be held on 24 September in the presence of members of the Indian film fraternity, said a statement.
Manoj Srivastava, the Festival's strategic consultant, said, "It's a matter of pride for the Festival that such a great actor who hasn't perhaps got her due as yet, is being honoured with the 'Icons of Indian Cinema Award'."
Azmi has featured in movies like Ankur, Nishant, Arth, Shatranj Ke Khiladi, and emerged as one of the icons of parallel cinema in India. She has done her fair share of mainstream films too.
Azmi holds the record of being the only actress to win five National Awards for Best Actress. She first won the coveted prize for her very first film, Ankur in 1974 and then continued the winning streak with her performance in films like Arth (1982), Khandhar (1983), Paar (1984) and Godmother (1998).
The Jagran Film Festival took off in Delhi before moving on with the journey to cities like Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Patna, Ranchi, Dehradun, Bhopal, Indore and Meerut. The journey will culminate in Mumbai between 18-24 September.
(With inputs from IANS)