Satish Alekar, Faezeh Jalali receive Tanveer awards in Pune
Tanveer Sanman is held in memory of senior actor and theatre personality Shreeram Lagoo and actress Deepa Lagoo’s son Tanveer who died in unforeseen circumstances at the age of 18.pune Updated: Dec 10, 2017 16:22 IST
The 14th Tanveer Sanman was conferred upon theatre actor and director Satish Alekar by professor Pushpa Bhave, one of the trustees of Roopwedh Prathisthan at the event held at Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha on Saturday. Bhave also awarded the Tanveer Natyadharmi Puruskar to Faezeh Jalali, founder of FATS theatre, who also performed a 10 minute act from her latest production, Shikhandi — The Story of the In-betweens, based on the mythological transgender character of Shikhandi from the Mahabharata.
Tanveer Sanman is held in memory of senior actor and theatre personality Shreeram Lagoo and actress Deepa Lagoo’s son Tanveer who died in unforeseen circumstances at the age of 18.
Alekar received a shawl, a trophy and cash prize of Rs.1 lakh, while Jalali received Rs.30,000 and a silver plaque for her contribution as a youth in theatre. “This day is special for us as it is on this day that Tanveer was born to us,” said Deepa Lagoo during the function.Also present on the occasion were actress Mukta Barve and director, author Arun Khopkar, who then spoke at length about their relation with Alekar.
Mukta Barve remembered her first day for admissions to Lalit Kala Kendra and said, “Alekar was every student's friend, very resourceful and always someone we could rely on.” Barve had read his books to impress him for her college admissions to Lalit Kala Kendra. “His simplicity, his approach to life tells you more about what this influential creative man could do. He is someone who opened new avenues and windows to the world of theatre and life. As an artist and a writer, Alekar sir has an amazing personality,” Barve said and added that he will always be there for every student, like he is a part of their ‘system’, while coyly announcing to the audience that she always had a crush on him.
Arun Khopkar began with his first meeting on the sets of his film Katha Don Ganpatravanchi for which Alekar scripted the dialogues. It was a beginning of a friendship that went beyond just a film. Khopkar gushed about Alekar’s play Begum Barve which still is etched fresh in his mind.
Alekar then followed with a short speech on being grateful for being chosen for this sanman. Pushpa Bhave spoke more about Alekar as theatre personality with lot of memories during the performance of Begum Barve.