Prasoon Joshi bags “Film Personality of the Year” award

Prasoon Joshi bags “Film Personality of the Year” award

Prasoon Joshi bags “Film Personality of the Year” award

Says confusion is the most fertile state for getting best ideas

New Delhi, Nov. 29 (Delhi Crown): Renowned lyricists Prasoon Joshi was on Monday conferred the “Film Personality of the Year” Award at the closing ceremony of the 52nd International Film Festival in Goa.

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Anurag Thakur conferred the award on him for his contribution to cinema, popular culture and socially significant artistic work.

Joshi, who hails from Uttarakhand, is known widely for his soulful and evocative lyrics in films, unique TV ads and socially relevant stories.

A Padma Shri awardee and winner of multiple other national awards, Joshi exhorted young and budding filmmakers to begin cherishing and celebrating the state of confusion.

“Young minds should start celebrating the state of confusion. Confusion is the most fertile state and the most discomforting, but the best ideas have their origin in confusion,” he said on the occasion.

Cautioning aspiring filmmakers about no shortcut to great cinema, he said filmmakers should never think they will arrive somewhere by shortcut.  “Success in filmmaking should be by design, not by the vagaries of chance,” added Joshi.

Prasoon Joshi entered Indian cinema as a lyricist in 2001 with Rajkumar Santoshi’s Lajja, and since then he has been a part of films like Taare Zameen Par, Rang De Basanti, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Neerja and Manikarnika, Delhi 6 and many more.

The celebrated lyricist is currently the Asia-Pacific Chairman of one of the world’s largest advertising companies, McCann Worldgroup. He is also the Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

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