Big B congratulates Pran for Phalke Award

Amitabh Bachchan who worked with veteran actor Pran in blockbusters like Sharaabi, Amar Akbar Anthony, Zanjeer and Don congratulates his co-star, friend and a gentle human being for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award. Big B described the veteran actor Pran, "a large pillar of the Indian film industry" and said that he is very much deserving for the award.

Megastar Bachchan took to microblogging site Twitter to express his feelings about Pran Sa’ab’s for winning Dada Saheb Phalke Award. Big B wrote, “A glorious tribute to a great human and a large pillar of the Indian Film Industry .. PRAN..the Dada Saheb Phalke award by the state.”

Amitabh Bachchan expressed his feelings on networking site Facebook too. The actor wrote, “Pran sahib wins the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award .. much deserved .. a true gentleman and a great friend .. wishing him continuous good health .. and many congratulations.

“Pran Saheb and I worked on many films together .. a fine colleague to have on set, disciplined and punctual and most professional ..,” read Big B’s latest Facebook post.

93-year-old Pran acted in over 400 movies in a career spanning over six decades. He enacted both negative and positive roles and was accepted and applauded by the audience in every character.

His name for the award was announced yesterday and Pran Saab will be honored with the award on May 3.