Bollywood actor Aamir Khan will be seen at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards on May 3. The annual event held at Hotel Tulip Star in Mumbai, honours some of Bollywood’s biggest names.
Ashok Shekhar, son of veteran actor Chandrashekhar, who is one of the organisers of the event, insists that they have written confirmation from Aamir that he will be present at the function.
However, Aamir Khan will not be receiving an award at the function. In fact the actor will unveil a wax statue of Dadasaheb Phalke, who directed India’s first full-length feature, Raja Harishchandra in 1913. Aamir who has given his consent stating that he will be at the function as they will be celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema, will be seated next to Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna, who are being honoured with the Phalke Ratna and Legendary Actor trophies respectively.
Aamir’s last appearance at an awards ceremony was in 2010, at the GQ Men of the Year Awards, where he received the GQ Legend Award from John Travolta. The same year, he was presented the Padma Bhushan by President Pratibha Patil and attended a gala hosted by a business publication.