Stand-up comedian turned actor Kapil Sharma has been chosen for Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award, suggests reports. This is going to be his second academy award. Last time in 2014, the popular comedian arrived at the venue so late that he had to collect his trophy from a stage coordinator backstage.
However, it is said that Kapil has assured the organisers that such things won’t repeat and he will be on time. Other celebrities who will be honored with Phalke Academy Award includes Priyanka Chopra, Juhi Chawla, music directors Anand-Milind, Gulshan Grover, Marathi filmmaker Raj Dutt, ‘Dangal’ film director Nitesh Tiwari, Vivek Oberoi and his father Suresh Oberoi (in special category).
The guests for the event include Pahlaj Nihalani, city Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar and State Cabinet Minister Subhash Desai.