Nana Patekar is to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bodhisattva International Film Festival (BIFF) in Patna for his contribution to Indian cinema.
The Grameen Sneh Foundation President and BIFF organizer stated, “Bodhisattva Voice of Change Lifetime Achievement Award is going to Nana Patekar for his immense contribution to Indian cinema and unmatched dedication in the field of social work and responsibility.”
The foundation organises the international film festival every year, through an initiative called Bihar: Ek Virasat. The organisers claim that over 3,000 films from all over the world including , US, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Banglad, Portugal and Mexico, among others, have been received as entries to the festival under feature film, documentaries and shorts categories.
BIFF will be held from February 16 to 23 and other guests on the list are Ketan Mehta, Mahesh Bhatt, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Shatrughan Sinha, Shyam Benegal and Swara Bhaskar.