New Delhi: Dadasaheb Phalke award has come in as a birthday surprise for Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee. The 'Gangs of Wasseypur' star, who turns 47-years-old today, has successfully won the prestigious honour (Critics' choice) in the Best Actor category for 'Aligarh'.
"Thank you for your tremendous appreciation and love. Feeling extremely honoured," Manoj tweeted.
He essayed the role of Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was sacked from his job on charges of homosexuality, in the Hansal Mehta directorial.
The award function will be hosted in Mumbai on Sunday. With this announcement, a lot of his B-Town buddies took to the social media and flooded Manoj with congratulatory messages.
N to my good friend n neighbour @BajpayeeManoj for winning Dadasaheb Phalke award!! It's raining accolades.. Also, Happy Birthday!!!
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) April 23, 2016
Congratulations on the Dadasaheb Phalke award, @BajpayeeManoj! I always knew our Short Film will be lucky for you
— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) April 22, 2016
@BajpayeeManoj Congrats my bro...Bahut Gajab kar diyo Ho bhaiya!!
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) April 22, 2016
— Neetu Chandra (@Neetu_Chandra) April 22, 2016
Congratulations @BajpayeeManoj bhai...we should be attending more functions together...It brings good news right after!! Lol !
— Arjan Bajwa (@ArjanTalkin) April 22, 2016