Sunday 30th April 2017, Filmcity (Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari), it was 148th birth anniversary of The father of Indian Cinema Dadasaheb Phalke, and entire management team of Filmcity alongwith noted filmmakers and technicians, media were present to pay their respects to Maharshi Dadasaheb Phalke, Joint Managing Director of Filmcity Shri Pratap Ajgekar offered garland on statue of Dadasaheb, which was followed by other
renowned guests, after which a Ambulance with ICU facility was launched for welfare of the technicians and artist working in premises of Filmcity for any emergency. Neena Jalan (of Filmistan) in her formal speech in Dadasaheb Phalke also added that Dadasaheb Phalke should be given ‘Bharat Rayna’ for his efforts to introduce Cinema in India, also Shri Upendra Channa explained the troublesome life of the technicians in
Bollywood, and what effort they are taking to sort it out, Mahesh Kothare also paid his tributes to Dadasaheb Phalke, This event was organised by Maharashtra Chitrapat & Sanskritik Vikas Mahamandal Ltd, and was managed by S Kumar of Super Star Great Show. A Award Ceremony ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award’ is being organised on 1st of June 2017 in Bhaidas Hall.