PEECEE Is In Seventh Heaven After Meet With PM Modi

June 2nd, 2017 | by Pranab Kumar Chakravarty
PEECEE Is In Seventh Heaven After Meet With PM Modi



AFTER calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin on Tuesday, Bollywood actor-producer Priyanka Chopra says it was ‘lovely coincidence’. She was in Germany promoting her debut Hollywood film Baywatch in Berlin and attended the premiere in the night. Priyanka’s meeting with PM Modi has however received criticism on social media .Her critics thought that the actress ‘wasn’t properly dressed to meet the elderly statesman. Prime Minister Modi had arrived in the European nation as part of his four-nation tour for boosting economic engagement and stepping up war on terrorism. Born to Punjabi father and a woman from Jharkhand who had served the Indian Army as physicians, an ecstatic former Miss World shuttling between Bollywood and Hollywood came on the Instagram to share the moment with her fans and even thanked the Prime Minister for taking out time to meet her.

She however is being criticised on social media for not properly dressed and sitting crossed legged exposing her legs while speaking to her country’s chief executive.

She has agreed to receive coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award in a new category being introduced — internationally Acclaimed Actress Award. Ashok Shekhar, the chairman of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award show committee, confirmed “Yes, we have decided to introduce a fresh category in the awards list — Internationally Acclaimed Actress Award. There are no two ways about the fact that Priyanka Chopra is the only actress who truly deserves this award. She has consented for the same, “The Deccan Chronicle reports. Along Priyanka her mother Madhur Chopra  will also be given another trophy from for producing the Best Marathai film . It was the debut feature film, which was a hit in the box office, produced by the retired army doc. “With her hard and sincere efforts, Priyanka has placed the Indian industry in the international forum powerfully. It compelled the organisers to introduce this fresh category in the award,” says Ashok.

Meanwhile, three years after it last held its awards function in 2014, the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards Academy, instituted by the Film Federation with 38 industry crafts affiliated to it, has now decided to return with an “authentic awards” function to be held on June 1. The idea is to convey loud and clear that they are the only credible Dadasaheb Phalke Awards apart from those presented by the Government. Ganesh Jain, Chairperson of the Academy, said it could not give away the awards for the past two years, due to “limitations” after which some other people misused the opportunity and installed several awards in the name of Phalke. “We have been told that these people float big names in the market and generate sponsors for the awards. They are definitely not for a social cause,” Jain clarified, adding that “the stars and the people who were accepting these awards are unaware about the fact that they were not the real awards.” That being said, it is learnt that the Academy will reportedly award Priyanka Chopra, Kapil Sharma and Juhi Chawla this year.Sangram Shirke, the President of the Western India Film Producers’ Association, said it was his father, producer Gajanan Shirke, who was instrumental in launching the DP Academy Awards in 1998.Incidentally, Dhundiraj Govind Phalke ,who was later became renowned as Dadasaheb Phalke (1870 – 1944), was  producer-director-screenwriter and is considered as the Father of Indian cinema. His debut film Raja Harishchandra was made in 1913. It is now known as India’s first full-length feature he had made a total of 95 movies and 26 short films in 19 years.Shirke said after his father’s demise in 1999, it was veteran producer, Ram Gopal Gupta, who founded the academy one year later in association with several veterans in the industry including Federation chief Chandrasekhar, Pahlaj Nihalani, Govind Swaroop and Santosh Singh Jain, he added. Nihalani now heads the Censor Board.Some of other stalwarts in the industry who were associated with it were Yash Chopra, BR Chopra and Shakti Samantha. We were keen on building awareness on Phalke, since only the Central Government had an award in his name which was only for one person and the Maharashtra Government was doing it for Marathi cinema, Shirke says.

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