The Dadasaheb Phalke Award ceremony was held after a protracted span of time because of the COVID-19 pandemic and honoured the gifted artists for their excellent contribution to the Indian cinema.

Deepika Padukone bags Dadasaheb Phalke Award for best actor for her performance in Chhapaak

The official Instagram account of Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival introduced the news of the winners. For the Padmaavat star, they wrote, “Celebrating the dedication you’ve shown on the way to this achievement. Congratulations to @deepikapadukone for winning the “Best Actress” award at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2021. Team DPIFF wishes you the best for your future endeavors!!”

Deepika who performed the protagonist in the movie additionally marked her debut as a producer with this movie. Helmed by director Meghna Gulzar, the movie relies on the true-life acid assault survivor Laxmi, who on the age of 15, was attacked allegedly by a spurned lover in 2005. Laxmi needed to bear a number of surgical procedures. Later, she took up the job of serving to acid assault survivors and promoted campaigns to cease such assaults. Laxmi is a effectively-identified advocate of stricter punishments in acid assault instances.

Meanwhile, on the work entrance, she has dedicated to star alongside Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday in Shakun Batra’s as-but-untitled romantic drama. Padukone will even produce and star in a remake of the American comedy movie The Intern and can staff with Prabhas in the Pan-India movie, helmed by Nag Ashwin. In November 2020, she started taking pictures alongside Shah Rukh Khan for YRF’s subsequent undertaking titled Pathan and can be set to star reverse Hrithik Roshan in Siddharth Anand’s Fighter, scheduled for launch in September 2022.

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