Ali Zafar to receive Dadasaheb Phalke academy awards

Mumbai: Pakistani singer-turned-actor Ali Zafar will receive the Dadasaheb Phalke academy awards here today.

The 31-year-old actor made his acting debut in Bollywood in 2010 with a small budget film ‘Tere Bin Laden’, which was a surprise hit at the box office. His next outing ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulan’ alongside Katrina Kaif and Imran Khan, was a hit. His last release was ‘London Paris New York’, which also did a decent business at Box Office.

"I am getting Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards. I have flown in from Dubai to receive the award personally tomorrow. I am feeling honoured to get such a prestigious award. To receive an award of this stature is a huge achievement for me. I am thankful to the academy," Zafar told reporters.

This event is held annually regarding the celebration of Dada Saheb Phalke Jayanti, where most senior members of various craft of film production sector are honoured by presenting trophies for their outstanding services to the Industry.