MUMBAI: Shyam Benegal and Madhuri Dixit Nene have been tipped to receive this year‘s Raj Kapoor awards constituted by the Maharashtra government.
Announcing this, the state chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said that Benegal shall be conferred the Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement Award 2012, while Dixit Nene will be honoured with the Raj Kapoor Special Contribution Award.
In the Marathi film industry category, the prestigious V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award for this year will be to go to veteran actress Leela Gandhi while the V. Shantaram Special Contribution Award will be conferred on stage and film actor Dilip Prabhavalkar.
Constituted by the Maharashtra government, each award carries a cash prize of Rs 2,00,000, a citation and a memento.
The awards will be conferred at a public function.