Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema
9 April 2014 – Come the 26th of April, The TATA Motors IIFA Awards powered by LAVA Mobile will honor acting stalwart, Shatrughan Sinha with the prestigious ‘Outstanding Contribution to Indian cinema’ honour this year. The audience at Raymond James Stadium will witness the original ‘Shotgun’ receiving a standing ovation for his illustrious career in the Hindi film industry spanning over 45 years.
Over the years, the veteran superstar has earned immense fame for his iconic performances cementing his status as one of the legendary actors of our time. Sinha’s impressive track record boasts of a series of blockbuster hits including Kaala Patthar, Shaan, Naseeb, Kalicharan, Dostana, Mere Apne Aa Gale Lag Jaa and Aan: Men At Work, to name a few. Having fearlessly essayed both positive and negative characters in his on-screen roles, Sinha is best remembered for his unconventional yet highly intense and passionate monologues and unique style of dialogue delivery which continues to strike a chord with audiences even today….especially when he says “Khamosh!”
Speaking on the award, Shatrughan Sinha said, “It has truly been a long but fulfilling journey in the movie business and I thank IIFA for commemorating my eventful career with this prestigious award. The honour not only humbles me, but makes me feel loved by a country where cinema is the ultimate equalizer of the masses.”
In previous years, IIFA has acknowledged many Indian cinema legends including the late Director-Producer Yash Chopra, lyricist Javed Akthar, filmmaker Ramesh Sippy and songstress, Asha Bhosle among others. Acknowledged for applauding the work of renowned actors and directors on a global platform, IIFA will felicitate Shatrugan Sinha in Tampa Bay, Florida this year. The 15th IIFA Weekend and Awards will be held from the 23rd to the 26th of April.
About IIFA (International Indian Film Academy)
Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity, IIFA is the most appreciated South Asian film academy. Also, the IIFA Awards is India’s biggest media event. With a viewership of almost 800 million, it is among the world’s most-watched annual entertainment events. From a one night celebration in 2000 at the Millennium Dome, London, the last fourteen years have seen the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) movement grow into a cine-packed weekend of film-festivals, workshops, exhibitions, film- showcases, global business forums and sporting events, all of which climax into the highlight of the Weekend, the IIFA Awards. www.iifa.com