11th Osian’s to honour Gulzar with lifetime achievement awardOctober 20th, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The 11th edition of the annual Osian’s-Cinefan Film Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema will confer legendary lyricist Gulzar with the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award for cinematic contribution.
The award will be given to the Oscar-winning lyricist-writer-director at the opening ceremony on Saturday in the presence of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.
The award focuses on the 73-year-old’s creativity and contribution to entertainment that goes beyond cultural, linguistic and other boundaries, said a press statement released here Tuesday
Gulzar, whose first hit song was “Mera gora ang lai le” for the film “Bandini”, has penned hits like “Is mod se jaate hain”, “Roz roz ankhon tale”, “Aaj kal paaun zameen par” and “Khali haath shaam aayee”. In recent years he wrote chartbusters such as “Beeedi”, “Kajra re” and “Chaiyya Chaiyya”.
He also directed critically acclaimed movies like “Aandhi”, “Parichay”, “Mausam”, “Ijaazat”, “Lekin” and “Maachis”.
The fest will be held at the Siri Fort Complex in the capital till Oct 30.
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