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Veteran screenwriter Salim Khan to receive Special Award at IFFI closing ceremony

This is the 49th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in which 212 films from 68 countries will be screened.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: November 26, 2018 16:59 IST ]

Salim Khan

Legendary screenwriter Salim Khan will be honoured with IFFI Special Award for his lifetime contribution to cinema. Khan has written iconic scripts for films such as Sholay and Zanjeer while being a part of the duo Salim-Javed. He will receive the honour at the closing ceremony of the International Film Festival of India on November 28.

According to a PIB press release, the 83-year-old writer will be presented with a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh, a certificate and a shawl. Union Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore made the announcement on Twitter on Monday. "It's a privilege for #IFFI to honour #SalimKhan for his outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema at #IFFI2018. Join us in presenting the award to him at the closing ceremony of #IFFI2018," Rathore tweeted.

This is the 49th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in which 212 films from 68 countries will be screened. 

(With PTI inputs)

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