Their pairing in the blockbuster
Johny Mera Naam
is filmlore and decades later, Pran and Dev Anand again shared the stage as they were honoured by Dadasaheb Phalke Academy for their contribution to Bollywood.
Pran, 90 received the Phalke icon and Legendary cine versatile star award while Dev Anand, 86 was honoured with the Phalke Ratna award.
"I feel extremely proud and honoured to receive this highly esteemed award. I thank the industry for showering their love and support," said Pran.
"I feel privileged to receive the award, I salute the Academy for considering me. I bow to the Indian film industry for their love and support," said Dev Anand.
The awards were presented by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal amidst thunderous applause from the audience.
"While watching Pran saheb's movie I used to hate his character. He did it with so much passion that everybody was bound to hate his role," Bhujbal said.
"I remember I used to stand in long queues to buy ticket of Dev sahib's movie. His movies like
Guide, Hum Dono, Khoya Khoya Chand
and others are my favorite," he recalled.