Announcement of Prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2018 To Be Held on 29th April 2018 at Chitrakut Ground, Andheri West Mumbai, was announced by Chairman Of Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Shri Ashfaque Khopekar on a formal get-together and benevolence meeting with the leaders of the 22 crafts union’s associations affiliated to it on 7th March 2018 at Pathare Prabhu Hall, Andheri (West), Mumbai.
Mr. Ashfaque khopekar president of Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award announced that from 2018 Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award will start pension scheme for one needy member of all films association till his lifetime. Every year one member will added to pension scheme. Mahamandleshwar Karmyogi Shri Sanjay Giri Maharaaj blessed the function and distributed Rs 11111/- cheque to every Awardees of Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2017.
The gathering even witnessed union that had separated from the federation earlier like Asia’s largest film labour union, ‘Film Studios Setting & Allied Mazdoor Union’ (FSSAMU) whose ex-chairman was veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty and now is chaired by the dynamic and dashing MLA Ram Kadam. Gangeshwarlal Shrivastav a.k.a. Sanju, the brave and undaunted General Secretary of FSSAMU attended this meeting which was well received.
T.P. Aggarwal – filmmaker and President of Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA), Ashoke Pandit – a filmmaker and social activist and the Vice President of (IMPPA) and ex-president of Indian Films & Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA), Sushant Singh – actor and General Secretary of Cine & TV Artistes Association (CINTAA), Gajendra Chauhan – actor and ex-chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Prabhat Pandey – secretary of Western India Film Producers’ Association (WIFPA), actor Abhimanyu Singh, Mahamandelshwar Sanjay Giri Maharaj, Ashfaque Khopekar – President of Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards, Sharad Devram Shelar – filmmaker and hotelier and many other prominent office bearers of the association were also present on the occasion.