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Mala Sinha rejects Phalke Awards

Mala Sinha rejects Phalke Awards

Legendary actress Mala Sinha who regaled generations of Hindi cineastes with her powerhouse performance in Guru Dutt's Pyaasa, B R Chopra's Dhool Ka Phool and Gumrah and Ramanand Sagar's Geet, is at the moment very angry and upset with the committee that has just bequeathed the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award on her. Speaking exclusively to this writer Mala Sinha says, "They've done grave injustice to me. They haven't even mentioned my name on the invitation card! When members of the Phalke committee including their chairperson came home to me to request me to take the award for being what they called a legendary artiste, I was happy to accept it. But when I saw the invitation card for the event I was shocked. My name was not there with the other winners of award. Asha Bhosle and Pam Chopra (who is to receive the award on behalf of

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