Leading Bengali matinee idol Dev and veteran actress Moushumi Chatterjee will receive the Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Samman instituted by the West Bengal government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced Tuesday.
Dev alias Deepak Adhikari, also a Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member, starred in Bengali film industry’s most expensive movie till date, “Chaander Pahar”.
Moushumi Chatterjee, who shot to fame in the 1967 Bengali hit “Balika Badhu”, made her presence felt in Bollywood ventures like “Anuraag” and “Roti Kapada Aur Makaan”. Her role in Indian-Canadian flick “Bollywood/Hollywood” also earned her rave reviews.
Both have been chosen for their “outstanding contribution to cinema”. The award ceremony will be held July 24 at Nazrul Mancha.
“Dev and Moushumi Chatterjee will receive Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Samman 2014,” Banerjee posted on her official Facebook page.
Inputs By IANS