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Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Honours Juhi, Farhan Akhtar

The Dadasaheb Phalke awards 2014 were held at Mumbai's Bhaidas auditorium in Vile Parle, a western suburb of Mumbai, and were given out to Bollywood's talented lot. Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar and actress Juhi Chawla were honoured here by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy at the awards ceremony.

At the 145th edition of the awards Farhan and Juhi were honoured for their outstanding performances in their respective films Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Gulaab Gang. They were happy.

Farhan Akhtar

Sharing his excitement, Farhan said: "I am feeling very happy that this film and my work has been appreciated here at Dadasaheb Phalke (Academy) Awards."

"It feels very nice to get such a prestigious award in the name of Dadasaheb Phalke, who was the father of Indian cinema."

Juhi, who got the best actress honour, said: "I am very happy to receive the award. I feel very honoured as it is in the name of Dadasaheb Phalke. I feel very privileged," she added.

Singer Sunidhi Chauhan also received the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award for one of her popular songs "Kamli" from the film Dhoom 3.

She feels lucky to have been chosen for the prestigious award this year and thanked her fans.

"I am feeling like I am on seventh heaven. Thank you so much all of you. Dadasaheb Phalke Award is a very prestigious award and it is a great thing that these awards recognise talent. I am highly obliged to the Academy that it provided me an opportunity to feel it. I feel very lucky that I was chosen for this award this year," the singer said.

Yesteryears' actor Jeetendra received Dadasaheb Phalke Ratna Award for his contribution to the Indian film industry.

Besides them, TV actor Gautam Rode, who plays Saras in the popular TV show 'Saraswatichandra' and Hina Khan of TV show 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai' also won awards.

Popular stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma, who has touched new heights of success with his hit comedy show 'Comedy Nights with Kapil', was also feted.
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