The super star spoke at length and his speech was laced with couplets of Sahir Ludhianvi and shairi too. Every year on the birth anniversary of the father of the indian film industry Dadasaheb Phalke i.e.30th April, Dadasaheb Phalke Academy organises an event where legends to labours are felicitated for their valuable contribution to the film industry. This year on 139th birth anniversary of Dadasaheb the veteran producer-director Dr. B R Chopra was conferred on Phalke Ratna award.His grand son Kapil received the award on his behalf. Veteran director Ravi Tandon was also honoured with trophy and and it was indeed a special moment as Ravi Tandon alongwith his daughter Raveena Tandon and grand daughter shared the dias. Singer Mahendra Kapoor, actresses Shayama and Sitaradevi, lyricist Verma Malik, editor V K Nayak, distributor Ramesh Sippy,exporter and distributor Sunder Rai. Art director R Verman,music director Jagdish Khebudkar, film journalist M S M Desai, Hosi Wadia of Bombay Lab and many prominent distributors and exhibitors of all over India were also felicitated. The Acadamy also felicitated veterans like dance director Baba Harman, cameraman Shyamrao Shiposkar, makeup man Ram Dada, dressman Pyarejan Sheikh Jalal, hair dresser Vimla Saliyan, sound engineer S W Deshpande, stuntman Shaikh Naseer Burhan, singer Kalyani Mitra and many other technicians. The trophies were presented by Rajesh Khanna, chief guest A.Ramesh Prasad, Bhojpuri super star Manoj Tiwari Mridul, Santosh Singh Jain and Dharmesh Tiwari.