New Delhi: He played the evil anti-hero in Bollywood for decades but Prem Chopra is a gentleman off screen and the veteran will be honored with the Mother Teresa Award for his humanitarian work and five-decade-long career.
The 76-year-old, who is still winning rave reviews for his film roles, said that he is humbled at being chosen for an award whose previous recipients include Rajeev Gandhi and the Dalai Lama.
“I feel really happy and honored. And this award is special as it has been instituted in the name of Mother Teresa, the saint, who served the poorest of our country,” Chopra told PTI.
“I don’t believe in charity for the sake of it and do not talk about the work that I do,” said Chopra, whose distinct style and one-liners including the hit, Prem Naam hai mera… Prem Chopra, from Bobby, are recognized by film-goers worldwide.