Actress Manisha Koirala says the film industry is a “great” one. The 44-year-old, who has successfully battled cancer, attended the 60th Britannia Filmfare Awards ceremony here Saturday. And Manisha got emotional.
“Last night at film fare was nostalgic, as I remembered my first few awards…how things have evolved into…but mostly what remains closest to my heart is what a great industry it is!” Manisha tweeted Sunday.
She bagged the Filmfare for her performance in films like “Bombay” (1995) and “Khamoshi: The Musical” (1996). At the 60th edition of the Filmfare Awards, veteran actress Kamini Kaushal was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for her unmatched contribution to the film industry.
The trophy was given to Kamini by actress Jaya Bachchan. Talking about the moment, Manisha wrote:
“The way every one got up to give respect to Kamini Kaushal ji, Rekha ji stood long till Kamini ji had left the stage, how graceful n respectful Jaya ji was, while asking younger generation to know who Kamini ji is…
“I loved that Ranbir (Kapoor) touched Rekha ji’s foot…honestly, no matter how badly certain people portray this film industry, it has it’s great qualities that should never be ignored…I salute this industry and its true soul…THE ARTISTS!!! (The glamour n facade can take back seat for a bit)”
Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut received the Best Actor (Male) and Best Actor (Female) award for their roles in “Haider” and “Queen” respectively.