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Madhur Bhandarkar to be conferred with Dada Saheb Film Foundation award

15 April 2016 7:57 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

After being awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India, the national award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar will be conferred with the Dada Saheb Film Foundation award for his contribution to women centric films on the occasion of the celebration of the 147th Dada Sahab Phalke Jayanti, on the April 24, 2016. Madhur's highly acclaimed and successful films like Chandni Bar, Page 3, Corporate, Satta, Traffic Signal, Fashion, Heroine and others have mirrored societal issues for women often working like an expose. He is a torch - bearer for women -centric films, starting the trend of realistic cinema, more than a decade ago. Bhandarkar has earlier been honoured at many national and international film festivals like Syracuse Film Festival, New York, Cairo International Film Festival and Indian film Festival, Berlin. He was conferred with Raj Kapoor Smriti Award by Maharashtra State Government and Iconic Man of the Decade by Women Economic Forum held in Goa. »

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Madhur Bhandarkar to be conferred with Honorary Doctorate

10 February 2016 3:56 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

It seems to be raining honours for filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar. Close on the heels of being awarded the Padma Shree by the Government of India, the national award filmmaker will be conferred with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Arts by a Gujarat based Rai University at its annual convocation ceremony on Saturday, February 12, 2016. Madhur Bhandarkar 's highly acclaimed and successful films like Chandni Bar, Page 3, Corporate, Satta, Traffic Signal, Fashion, Heroine and others have mirrored societal issues for women often working like an expose. He is a torch - bearer for women -centric films, starting the trend of realistic cinema, more than a decade ago. In an official statement, the spokesperson from Rai University said, "We want to honour the hard work and commitment of the director who hails from a middle class, non-filmy background and has carved a unique space for his genre of cinema through his sheer perseverance and focus. »

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