I Dedicate My Award To Film Industry And Javed Akhtar Says Salim Khan

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I Dedicate My Award To Film Industry And Javed Akhtar Says Salim Khan
I Dedicate My Award To Film Industry And Javed Akhtar Says Salim Khan

Bollywood veteran screenwriter is honoured for his lifetime contribution to Indian cinema at the 49th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) on Wednesday.

The screenwriter couldn’t attend the ceremony but expressed his “gratitude” on his social media profile. He also dedicated his award to his birthplace, Film Industry and his old writing partner Javed Akhtar.

“I dedicate this award to Indore, my birthplace and to Mumbai and the Film Industry which has given me everything. I would also like to thank Mr Javed Akhtar without whose contribution this would not have been possible.#IFFI2018”
Producer-actor Arbaaz Khan, son of , accepted the IFFI Special Award on behalf of his father.

is noted for his extensive screenwriting work, which includes some of the biggest blockbusters of Indian cinema. Movies like Zanjeer, Sholay and Deewar among others.
and Javed Akhtar use to write as partners and went by “Salim-Javed” Jodi, but later they decided to part their ways.