Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, who turned 77 on March 18, was conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke award on Monday.
Celebrities took to Twitter to celebrate and congratulate the actor :
Rishi Kapoor: Yessssssss! Shashi Kapoor to get the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award for contribution to Indian Cinema. Well deserved uncle. God Bless. Third Padma Bhushan and third Phalke award in the family. Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor being the other recipients
Shashi Kapoor’s son Kunal Kapoor: I’m very proud and thankful to the government for recognising his work. This is the third award in our family. I am very thankful and extremely happy
Madhur Bhandarkar: TRULY DELIGHTED that one of my favorite actors, the legendary Shashi Kapoorji has been honored with Dadasaheb Phalke Award! Many congrats.
Prakash Jha posted: True recognition Dada Saheb Phalke to a brilliant actor and passionate producer, who gave so much to Cinema! Love you Shashi Kapoor Sir.
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, himself congratulated Shashi Kapoor on being honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
“Shashi Kapoor ji is a fine actor & a stalwart of the film industry. I congratulate him for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.” Modi tweeted.