Actor Manoj Bajpayee will be honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in the Best Actor category (Critics’ Choice) for his performance inHansal Mehta’s biographical drama Aligarh.
Mr Mehta announced the news on Twitter:
The Shool star mentioned that he feels extremely honoured and also thanked everyone for their love and appreciation.
Mr Bajpayee wrote on Twitter: “Thank you for your tremendous appreciation and love. Feeling extremely honoured.
His friends from Bollywood congratulated the actor on his birthday:
The award ceremony will take place in Mumbai on Sunday.
Mr Bajpayee will next be seen as a traffic constable in the upcoming film Traffic.