Mumbai: The arch villain of Bollywood, Pran Krishan Sikand or Pran as he is popularly
known, was Friday named for the Dadasaheb Phalke award.
The actor turned 93 in February this year.
Confirming the news, a source from the Information &
Broadcasting Ministry told IANS, "Yes, he (Pran) is getting
Dadasaheb Phalke award."
Pran acted in over 400 movies in a career spanning over six
decades and played a vast range of roles - from a hero to a villain
to a character artist.
He became a symbol of hatred after his portrayals of a bad guy
in a series of films, including hits like Madhumati,
Ziddi and Ram Aur Shyam.
If he played a villain to the hilt, he was equally good when he
stepped into character roles and won many hearts as loveable Mangal
Chacha in Upkar, thoroughly entertained as street-smart
fraud in Victoria No. 203, and epitomised on-screen
friendship in the role of a rough but kind Pathan in