MUMBAI: The Foundation of Promotion of Film Arts and Crafts (FPFAC) honoured leading luminaries from the television industry for their significant contribution to the media and entertainment business. The list of winners was announced at the India International Film Convention (IIFC) 2003 - the one of its kind convention that was held on 16 and 17 August 2003 at the Intercontinental The Grand Mumbai.
The FPPAC committee members such as the president Anil Nagrath, V-P Supran Sen and secretary Vinod Kumar presented the 'achiever of the year' award trophies to Creative Eye director Dheeraj Kumar; film producer Pahlaj Nihalani; film distributor Shyam Shroff of Shringar Films; UTV group director Zarina Mehta; Sri Adhikari Brothers Television Network (SABTNL) directors Markand and Gautam Adhikari. Most of these luminaries attended the IIFC convention and participated in the interactive discussions as well as presentations.
The other winners included Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and national award winner Ajay Devgan.
The committee members of the FPFAC decided that they will personally present the Bollywood stars who could not make it to the function due to prior commitments.
Accordingly, FPFAC president Anil Nagrath and other committee members went to the Film City and presented the awards to Devgan on the sets of producer Keshu Ramsay and director Raj Kumar Santoshi’s feature film Khakee.
Director Raj Kumar Santoshi presented the FPFAC achiever of the year award to Amitabh Bachchan for his significant achievement in becoming the leading brand equity of the year and for being an icon for everyone connected with the industry.
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