Shyam Benegal, the leading Indian director and screenwriter best known for his films. His best four feature films – Ankur, Nishant, Manthan and Bhumika which went ahead and established the new age generation for the cinema all over the world. Shyam Benegal has established the pioneer of “Middle Cinema” in India.
Shyam Benegal has been conferred with number of awards till date. Recently, it was announced that Shyam Benegal will be awarded with lifetime Achievement Award at the 3rd edition of International Film Festival of Prayag IFFP 2017 to be held in New Delhi.
Hasan Haider, IFFP founder was extremely delighted when he shared that, “We are happy to announce our third edition of IIFP in Delhi. We are extremely happy to announce that Shyam Benegal will be given the lifetime achievement award this year”.
He also added that, “The festival is growing with every edition and we are excited to see a large number of movies being submitted from all over the world. Bollywood Icons and celebrities are extending their support to make this an important film festival event”.
Even many other talented actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Manoj Tiwari and Rahul Roy will also grace the film event. And it seems like Swacch Bharat campaign fever has taken over the entire country. A special category called “ Swacch Bharat – Based Short Movie” will also be showcased there. The four day award festival is all set of begin from 16th February in the capital city of India.