Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif was presented with the Smita Patil Memorial Award for Best Actor by the socio-cultural and educational organization, Priyadarshini Academy, in Mumbai recently. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari gave away the award to the actress.
Katrina went indian as she attended the event. The actress looked stunning as she picked up heavily embroidered Sabyasachi suit in black and green shade. The actress went minimal with make up and kept her tresses open to complete her formal look. Adding to her charm was Katrina’s effervescent smile that displayed her happiness on being honoured.
News of Katrina being give the prestigious award invited a lot of furore as people questioned the lady’s credentials for receiving such an award. She was trolled on Twitter with Smita Patil’s son Prateik Babbar making a nasty comment, saying ‘I’ve heard she is a great actress’, over the matter.
However, amid all this, kat was all elated with the honour and said, “The world of cinema, not just Indian cinema, is often called a man’s world, it is changing, but the change is slow. So I believe it is a matter of great pride that we have an award that acknowledges and recognizes the contribution of women in cinema. This award honours the memory of one of the greatest and most accomplished actors, whose roles served as an inspiration in the lives of millions of women.”
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari confers the Smita Patil Award to Katrina. The actress looked beautiful in Sabyasachi, at the do. Juhi Chawla was also awarded by Union Minister Suresh Goyal, for her contribution to the Indian cinemaThe actress too looked elegant in her desi avatar. eteran star Poonam Dhillon too marked the event. Katrina has been in the industry for over 13 years now and has to her credit many of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters and hit tracks.
Katrina with filmmaker Ramesh Taurani.