Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised actor Waheeda Rehman on Tuesday as a beacon of brilliance, passion, and grace who “embodies the best of our cinematic heritage,” expressing satisfaction at receiving the Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award.
“I am overjoyed that Waheeda Rehman Ji has received the Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award.” Her career in Indian cinema has left an unforgettable imprint on her. She epitomises the greatest of our film tradition, as a beacon of talent, passion, and grace. “Congratulations,” he remarked on X.
Rehman, who made her film debut 68 years ago and went on to star in cult masterpieces like ‘Pyaasa’ and ‘Guide,’ was chosen the recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award on Tuesday, the government’s highest honour in the area of cinema.
“I’m overjoyed because it’s Dev Anand’s birthday.” “I think ‘taufa unko milna tha, mujhe mil gaya,'” Rehman said on the centenary of her frequent collaborator’s birth.