Oscar winner Bhanu Athaiya to receive Laadli lifetime award
Oscar-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya will receive the lifetime achievement honour at the Laadli National Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity. The event will be held on Feb 5 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) .
The Laadli Lifetime Achievement Award felicitates a woman achiever from the media who was a pioneer in her field.
Besides Athaiya, filmmaker Gauri Shinde will be awarded for her debut movie “English Vinglish” as best mainline film.
In all, 18 awards will be given out at the event, where acclaimed singer Shubha Mudgal will render a few songs on women empowerment. There will also be short performances by children trained by choreographer Shiamak Davar and the Saxophone Sisters.
This the 4th edition of the awards.