Bollywood actors get teacher’s achievement awards

Updated: Nov 21, 2010, 18:30 PM IST

Mumbai: Bollywood actors Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Boman Irani were honoured with the Teacher’s Achievement Awards at the 10th edition of the awards in Mumbai over the weekend.

Kapoor who received the Teacher’s Achievement Award for entertainment said his work is being recognized.

“It feels good whenever we receive any award. I always say that whenever you receive any award, it feels great. I love what I do and if I am recognized for that and awarded for that, it just makes life really going,” said Kapoor.

Aishwarya Rai, who was honoured with Teacher’s People Achiever Award, dedicated it to her father, Krishnaraj Rai.

She said the award reflected that her audience had always been her strength.

“Mine was the People’s Choice Award and that’s always special for me because it really reflects what I have always said - my greatest strength and inspiring force has been the audience, my people world over - and that’s what makes it particularly special and I cherish it,” said Aishwarya Rai.

Boman Irani bagged the Achiever of the Decade Award while veteran Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Teacher’s Achievement Awards were instituted in 2001, and reward individual excellence in diverse fields under the categories of business, communications, sports, entertainment and lifetime achievement.

ANI