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Shabana Azmi to be awarded 'Icon of Indian Cinema' at Jagran Film Festival


The Festival took off in Delhi before moving on with the journey to cities like Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Patna, Ranchi, Dehradun, Bhopal, Indore, Meerut, culminating in Mumbai on 24 September.

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Acclaimed actress and activist Shaban Azmi will be honoured as an 'Icon of Indian Cinema' at the closing ceremony of the Mumbai edition of the 8th Jagran Film Festival on 24 September.

The ceremony will be held in the presence of members of the Indian film fraternity, said a statement.

Manoj Srivastava, the Festival's strategic consultant, said, "It's a matter of pride for the Festival that such a great actor who hasn't perhaps got her due as yet, is being honoured with the 'Icons of Indian Cinema Award'."

Azmi has featured in movies like Ankur (1974), Nishant (1975), Arth (1982), Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977), emerging as one of the icons of parallel cinema in India. She has done her fair share of mainstream films too with Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Jazbaa (2015),  Neerja (2016), Chalk N Duster (2016), among others.

The Jagran Film Festival took off in Delhi before moving on with the journey to cities like Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Patna, Ranchi, Dehradun, Bhopal, Indore and Meerut. The journey will culminate in Mumbai between September 18-24.