TV stars super-excited for Rajan Shahi winning Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Producer Rajan Shahi, who has delivered several hit shows, including Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai, Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, and the ongoing one Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, was recently honoured by the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, which is India’s highest award given in the field of entertainment. Rajan, who over the course of several years, maintained such good relations in the TV industry, first as a director and then later as a successful producer, that television actors are overjoyed on hearing the news. Here is what the stars had to say about their friend…
Sheena Bajaj: I am proud of the fact that we have someone like Rajan Shahi in our industry. He has made a fantastic show and I would love to work with him. He is a great producer, an amazing director and a good human being.
Shashank Vyas: Rajan Shahi is one of the friendliest people I have ever come across. Despite being a talented director and producer, he is extremely humble and down-to-earth. I would love work with him on good some project for sure.
Dalljiet Kaur: I have known Rajan sir for a long time. It’s not an easy job to run a show like Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai for so many years in today’s fragile scenario, when shows barely last for months. Of course, everyone craves to work with him, because has is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in his field. I had done a dance performance on his show a few years back and he had made me feel very special during the shoot. I want to wish him all the best for all his future projects.
Adaa Khan: I have worked with Rajan sir in ‘Amrit Manthan’, and I think I am a lucky actor who got to work with a gem of a person like him. He is a darling, and a father-figure to me. He is my mentor. I don’t think people like him exist in this world. I feel blessed that I have worked with him, because he has been a pillar of support for me. Whenever I need any advice, I know that he is just a call away. Even recently when I was not well, he would call me and speak to me. When my mother passed away, he was there holding me, standing next to me just like a rock. So, for me he is my godfather. My relationship with him is that of an actor and a producer; it’s beyond that. I know I can share anything with him. I am elated he got this award for the hard work he has done. ‘Yeh Rishta…’ is the longest running show in this industry, and the win and the success is all because of the passion and the dedication shown by him and his team.
I know that a lot of people take advantage of that love, but I think he deserves many more awards. I pray to God that he gets even more awards and success in his life
Vahbiz Dorabjee: I am so happy for Rajan sir. I know that he will go places, because he is such a positive and a kind- hearted person. He absolutely deserves every bit of the success. He has single-handedly given the industry a big hit like ‘Yeh Rishta…’ which has been going for so many years. Not just that; he has been delivering hit shows since decades, so God bless him. I know that he will always achieve great heights in life, and I wish him all the luck!
Angad Hasija: I am very happy for Rajan sir. Throughout my career, I have met so many people who have had nothing but praises for him. Besides being a producer and a director, he is also a great human being. Every actor today wants to work with him because he puts in a lot of hard work. I too want to work with him and I wish him all the best for the coming years in life, and also a big, hearty congratulations!
Amal Sehrawat: Rajan sir totally deserves the Dada Saheb Phalke award. I am a big fan of his creativity and grandeur which is seen prominently in all his serials. He takes amazing care of his entire team. He is an honest and fair person — a combination that is rarely seen in today’s time. This is one of the reasons why every professional in the industry, be it actor or camera man or any other level, wants to work with him. I am very grateful and happy to be part of his serial
Kinshuk Mahajan: Rajan Shahi has been a fantastic producer. I did his show Bidaai and it made a huge difference to my career. He is the best in business. He is very warm as a person. It’s great news.
Mrunal Jain- Rajan Shahi is like showman/Subash Ghai of Television who presents his actors very nicely. I would surely like to work with him. He surely knows the pulse of the audience. Ye Ristha Kya Kehlata hai has created history.