Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon is all set to receive Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence award. for ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’. The four film old actress, received much love for her performance in the sleeper hit and now she is receiving this prestigious honour. The winners of the prestigious award were announced recently where Kriti’s name was announced along with other recipients.

The 27-year-old actress received good reviews for her portrayal of ‘Bitti’, a young and free minded girl, from a small town, in the film, from audience and critics alike. The romantic comedy that is helmed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari also stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao in lead role. It was based on the French novel ‘The Ingredients of Love’ penned by Nicolas Barreau.

On the work front, the actress is currently shooting for her upcoming film Arjun Patiala in Punjab along with Diljit Dosanjh and Varun Sharma and will also be seen in Panipat.(Also Check: Panipat: The recce begins for this Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt-starrer)

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To be held on 21 April The Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards organisers, the Mumbai-based Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation, have joined hands with Smile Foundation’s She Can Fly initiative for girl child empowerment. They will also highlight the pay gap that affects women in showbiz.