Rajkummar Rao bags Dadasaheb Phalke Award for ‘Citylights’

MUMBAI: Actor Rajkummar Rao has added yet another feather to his cap for his role in Citylights.


The actor, who received recognition for his role in the movie, has now bagged the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. With critically-acclaimed films like Kai Po Che!, Shahid and Queen, Rao is being touted as one of Bollywood’s promising actors.


Rao got to know about the award just three days before the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards function. He said that it was very unexpected and out of the blue but a great feeling nonetheless.


Citylights is a special film and it’s always a great feeling when your efforts are recognised. I am glad I won this honour for Citylights as a lot of hard work went into the making of the film. I didn’t even know I was being considered for the award so it was a pleasant surprise,” Rao said.


Rao will next be seen in Mohit Suri’s intense love story, Hamari Adhuri Kahani, which is slated to release in June 2015 and in another film titled Shimla Mirchi, which is directed by veteran director Ramesh Sippy.


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