Om Puri to receive lifetime achievement award at IFFP

Legendary actor Om Puri to be honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the debut edition of International FIlm Festival Of Prayag, Allahabad (IFFP). He will be presented the award on Februray 28, 2015 at the function.

Festival Director Abhishek Arun said it's an honour for them to welcome and honour Puri for his contribution to films, "We are very fortunate to get Om Puri's support. We will honour him with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this event as our respect towards him. I know we are just about to begin our journey and he is a legend, the whole world knows about his contribution to the cinema," Arun said in a statement.

The founder of the festival Hasan Haider says, “We have grown up watching films of Om Puri ji. My entire team is very happy to have him at the festival. The principle objective of the International Film Festival of Prayag is to promote and encourage awareness, appreciation and understanding of the art of cinema especially in this region. Film making professionals and students belonging to the northern region of our country will have a new platform. I am sure it will be a great opportunity for the students and professional filmmakers to get interact with Puri ji during this festival.”

He further adds, “We have a great team of talented individuals from this industry and I hope with their support, this first edition of the event will be definitely successful. Shanker Suhail (Filmmaker Socialist), Jagdish Upasane (Director – Makhan Lal Chaturvedi School Of Mass Communication), Dr. B S Rajput (Mumbai), Dhiraj Mishra (Writer/Filmmaker), Ashwani Shukla (Publicist), Rajesh Pandey (Theatre Artist), Aakash Arun (Documentary Filmmaker – Delhi), Stanzin Dorjai (Filmmaker, Ladakh), Goraiya Shailendra (FTII) etc. are on board to make this event a grand success!”

For nearly four decades, Om Puri has been entertaining and enlightening his audience with his terrific performances in both mainstream commercial and artistic movies.