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When Mala Sinha rejected Dadasaheb Phalke Award, said ‘I don’t want their award, this is an insult to me…’

Mala Sinha was conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award in 2013, however she refused to just accept the award when she realised that the invitation card didn’t have her title on it. Veteran Bollywood actor Mala Sinha turned 86 on November 11. (Also learn | Thankfully, they considered me whereas I’m nonetheless alive: Mala Sinha on receiving lifetime achievement award)

Having made her debut as a baby artiste (Baby Sinha) in 1946 with the Bengali movie Jai Boishnob Debi, Mala Sinha went on to function in a few of the most iconic Hindi movies equivalent to Pyaasa, Gumraah and Dhool Ke Phool.

Talking about how she was not invited correctly for the Dadasaheb Phalke awards occasion, Mala Sinha had instructed Bollywood Hungama in 2013, “They’ve carried out grave injustice to me. They have not even talked about my title on the invitation card! When members of the Phalke committee together with their chairperson got here residence to me to request me to take the award for being what they referred to as a legendary artiste, I used to be blissful to just accept it.”

She added that she was shocked to see that the invitation card for the event did not have her name, though other awardees – singer Asha Bhosle and Pam Chopra (who received the award on behalf of her late husband Yash Chopra) were there. She called it insulting and added ‘it would be better if they had straightaway slapped me physically instead of insulting me in this way.”

She additionally stated that she attended the press convention that different awardees, Asha Bhosle and Pam Chopra, didn’t. “They came home with the invitation last week. Only to insult me in this way. Forget my picture they haven’t even put my name in the invitation card. I told them to pick up their invitation cards and leave. I don’t want their award. This is an insult to me as an artiste. I can’t tell you how upset I am about it. I agree Asha Bhosle and Yash Chopra are great artistes. But am I so small an artiste that my name should be left out? Then don’t give me the award. I don’t want it.”

Mala Sinha had additionally stated that she obtained provides for the lead roles in two Hollywood movies within the Sixties, however her father refused these as he didn’t need her to ‘work in that atmosphere of intimacy that prevails in Western cinema’. Mala Sinha featured in movies together with Anil Kapoor-Madhuri Dixit’s Khel within the early 90s.



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