Actor Nana Patekar on Wednesday slammed the concept of ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’ saying that such awards are only helping to make beneficial contributions to the society and merit such honours.
Further, the actor refused to accept any such in his life.
Nana Patekar said, “Anybody and everybody gets up and forms any organisation and institutes a Lifetime Achievement Award and they also accept it.”
However, he did not mention anyone’s name in his statement. Talking about Delhi gang rape case, the actor said such incidents are shameful for the society.
He said, “It is not a crime…but I won’t accept it…How can you evaluate my life’s cost as Rs 1 lakh…Rs 5 lakh… Rs 10 lakh.”
In the meantime, many organizations give Lifetime Achievement Awards to recognize contributions of persons over the whole of a career, in any particular field
Bollywood actor Nana Patekar was sharing his views with media during the seminar organized by Thane police on the occasion of Maharashtra Police Raising Day.
The actor said, “It needs do some soul searching… to realise what they were doing was wrong.”
He said, “Just by lighting candles, the problem will not be solved. The candles should turn into weapons for self defence.” Other speakers included Loksatta Editor Girish Kuber and cyber law expert Prashant Mali.