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Ranveer Singh To Receive Dada Saheb Phalke Excellence Award 2018 For Playing 'Khilji'

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| April 10 , 2018 , 12:36 IST

The powerhouse of talent Ranveer Singh was hailed by fans from all over the world for his power-packed performance as the tyrant ruler Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversy-laden film 'Padmaavat' and garnered outstanding reviews from the critics.

Recognising his hard work and dedication as an actor, Dadsaheb Phalke Foundation has decided to honour the actor will Excellence Award as Best Actor this year. The acclaimed Award shall be another way of crediting the actor for giving us one of its most iconic villains of Bollywood.

Confirming about Ranveer's selection, Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award committee wrote to the actor announcing, "We take immense pleasure to inform you that you have been finalised for The Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award 2018 for the memorable role for the Padmaavat."

Ranveer's merciless act in Padmaavat, however cringe-worthy but was loved by the audience. So much so that the film has collected over 300 crores on box-office, making it the actor's first film to record such a business. The film also featured Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor.

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Recently, rumours about the actor's impending wedding with long-time girlfriend Deepika Padukone were high in the air. Kindly declining the news, Ranveer told Spice Route magazine, "It is the function of speculation - to exist. Nothing is official till it is made official and I am not a seer.

He added, "I cannot say this will happen on this date in the future. Right now we are both extremely busy working. Besides, she is also recuperating from back problems. So we are quite occupied and distracted. So, if there is any announcement in the future, you will be hearing me shouting from the rooftops."

Meanwhile, Anushka Sharma has also been selected for the Dada Saheb Phalke Excellence Award for her contribution to Bollywood as a path-breaking producer at such a young age. She has produced some path-breaking films like NH10, Phillauri and Pari belonging to distinctive genres.