‘Doubly happy because it is Dev Anand’s centenary’
   Date :27-Sep-2023

VETERAN actor Waheeda Rehman
■ By Komal Panchamatia
VETERAN actor Waheeda Rehman on Tuesday said she was thrilled to get the Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award and termed it a “double celebration” as the announcementcoincides with her “Guide” co-star Dev Anand’s 100th birth anniversary. Rehman made her debut in Hindi films opposite Dev Anand in Guru Dutt’s 1956 film“CID” andwentontoact with him in several other films, including “Prem Pujari” and “Solva Saal”. “I’m very happy and doubly happy because it is Dev Anand’sbirthday.I think,‘taufaunkomilnatha,mujhe mil gaya’,” Rehman told PTI. “It is very wonderful that his celebration is going on and I get this honour.I’m really happy and grateful to the Government that they chose me for this honour. So it is a combination and celebration ofthis and Dev sahab’s 100th birth anniversary,” she said.
WAHEEDA REHMAN’S JOURNEY IN INDIAN CINEMA HAS LEFT AN INDELIBLE MARK, SAYS PM MODI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded actor Waheeda Rehman as a beacon of talent, dedication and grace who“embodiesthebestofour cinematicheritage”,expressingdelight attheDadasaheb PhalkeLifetimeAchievement Award bestowed on her. “Delighted that Waheeda RehmanJihasbeenhonored with the Dadasaheb Phalke LifetimeAchievementAward. Her journey in Indian cinemahasleftanindeliblemark. A beacon of talent, dedication and grace, she embodies the best of our cinematic heritage. Congratulations to her,” he said on X.