Hema Malini and Prasoon Joshi to be awarded Indian Film Personality of the Year at IFFI

Updated on Nov 19, 2021 08:48 PM IST  |  101.9K
   
Hema Malini and Prasoon Joshi to be awarded Indian Film Personality of the Year at IFFI
Hema Malini and Prasoon Joshi to be awarded Indian Film Personality of the Year at IFFI
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Legendary actress Hema Malini and lyricist Prasoon Joshi will be conferred the Indian Film Personality of the Year Award for 2021 at the International Film Festival of India in Goa. The Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur took to his Twitter handle and shared the news. 

Anurag Thakur wrote, “I am delighted to announce the names of Ms. Hema Malini, Actor, Member of Parliament from Mathura, UP and Mr. Prasoon Joshi, Lyricist and Chairperson, CBFC as the Indian Film Personality of the Year 2021. Their contributions to the field of Indian cinema spreads over decades and their body of work has enthralled audiences across generations. They are Indian cinematic icons who are admired and respected the world over. They shall be conferred this honour at the 52nd International Film Festival of India in Goa.” For the unversed, Hema Malini is an actor-turned-politician. She was also awarded the Padma Shri in 2000. Whereas, Prasoon Joshi is the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

Previously, several reports suggested that Samantha has been invited to speak at the International Film Festival of India in Goa. which will happen in November second week. Along with her, Aruna Raje, actor John Edathattil, director Vivek Agnihotri and Manoj Bajpayee are also speakers. Samantha, who has huge popularity in the South, has received tremendous response from Hindi audiences and Bollywood celebs on her performance as Raji from the web series The Family Man 2. 

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