Veteran actor Anupam Kher was honoured with the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema at IIFA 2018. He has dedicated his award to strugglers who are trying to make place for them in Bollywood without having a godfather.
"Thank you IIFA for honouring me with Outstanding Achievement In Cinema Award. I really feel honoured and energised. Thank you the people of Bangkok for your love, warmth and hospitality. I dedicate this award to all the struggling actors who have to make it without godfathers," Anupam tweeted on Monday.
The actor received the honour at the 19th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) gala on Sunday night.
An introductory speech to Anupam's life and career was made by his long-time friend and co-actor Anil Kapoor, while the trophy was handed over to him by Viacom18's Group CEO Sudhanshu Vats.
"Thank you my dearest friend Anil Kapoor for introducing my Outstanding Achievement In Cinema Award at IIFA with so much love, warmth. Selflessness and grace. You are a priceless and a unique friend. Your words moved me," wrote Anupam, who has featured in over 500 movies in his career, which has seen him work across the theatre, television and film mediums.
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(With IANS Inputs)