Rekha will be awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) for her 40-year career and participation in more than 180 films, according to a report in Gulf News.
DIFF Chairman, Abdul Hamid Juma, was quoted saying, “This year we are honoured to be recognising the incredible achievements of Rekha. She has played an instrumental role in the evolution of Hindi cinema … and has rightfully earned the recognition she has seen all over the world, including here in the UAE.”
While Rekha was quoted saying, “I am deeply touched and humbled by this gracious gesture of the Dubai International Film Festival. I have a special place in my heart for the UAE and it is commendable that DIFF is recognising and honouring us artistes and filmmakers from all over the world. It is because of such honours that are bestowed upon us that we artistes are inspired and aspire to do better than our best. I thank DIFF once again for this award.”
The 13th edition of DIFF will run from December 7 to 14 at Madinat Jumeirah.