Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan and Lara Dutta have been given the 11th Rajiv Gandhi annual award for their contribution to Indian cinema, at a function attended by political stalwarts and Bollywood personalities.
"This is for the first time I have received an award which is not completely related to films," said Saif after receiving the award Sunday from Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.
Lara Dutta thanked the jury members for selecting her for the prestigious award and said it was a great honour for her to receive the award.
She said, "I have grown watching Rajiv Ji and have always admired him for his ideologies and vision. It's a great achievement to receive an award by his name."