Katrina Kaif is in an exclusive group that’s shaping India’s future.
She will be presented “Smita Patil Memorial Award for Best Actor” (part of the overall awards), while Juhi Chawla would be honoured for her outstanding role in promoting social causes, said the NGO which has completed 32 years of existence.
Bengaluru-based Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Bollywood actresses Katrina Kaif and Juhi Chawla are among recipients of the Priyadarshini Global Awards 2016 which will be presented on September 19.
Other recipients of the awards, instituted by a socio-cultural and educational organisation Priyadarshini Academy, in various fields are from Israel, Switzerland and UK. The awards are given to personalities and organisations for contribution in their respective fields.
Noted scientist and Chairman of ISRO, A S Kiran Kumar, would receive the award for the agency’s outstanding contribution to development of space science and technology, according to a release issued by the Academy in Mumbai on Friday.
Kaif would be presented “Smita Patil Memorial Award for Best Actor” (part of the overall awards), while Chawla would be honoured for her outstanding role in promoting social causes, said the NGO which has completed 32 years of existence.
Reports said, honouring Kaif — an actress who’s still struggling to completely showcase her acting talents (if any), with the title of one of the greatest actresses of Hindi cinema, is not just bad decision-making, but reflective of very poor judgement that insults the acting prowess of the very actress after whom the award has been named.
There had been numerous objections on Twitter to the Smita Patil award being given to Kaif, some questioning her contribution to Indian cinema and while another asking whether it is the result of her close association with a particular powerful celebrity. .
Juhi Chawla, on the other hand, is on a pursuit to educate users on the menaces of mobile radiation. Asserting that we should be masters and not slaves of the electronic gadgets, the former Miss India believes that we should make use of the technological advancements to our own advantage.
The awards would be presented at a function in a luxury hotel in Mumbai in presence of Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Suresh Prabhu, Piyush Goyal, real estate tycoon & Chairman of Priyadarshini Academy Niranjan Hiranandani and Chairman-Emeritus of the Academy, Nanik Rupani.
Another prestigious honour titled “Ramakrishna Bajaj Memorial Global Award” would be presented to Anshu Gupta, Founder Director of Goonj, an NGO of Delhi, for his outstanding contribution in promoting the dignity of poor.
Venki Ramakrishnan, an India-born Nobel Prize winning scientist, will be presented the Priyadarshini Academy Global Award, the release said. – CINEWS