They came in wheel chairs, where supported by someone when they stepped on stage, but their enthusiasm was intact as their contribution to the Hindi film industry remains immortal.
The living legends of Hindi cinema where honoured at an event called 'Immortal Memories' organized by G.V.Films in association with Sidhesh Films and Strawberry Events at J.W. Marriott recently.
Living legends and popular actors like Manoj Kumar, Asha Parekh and Aruna Irani where honoured along with filmmakers like Rajshri and Shroff (Shringar films) by Chief guest Mr. Guridas Kamat (Minister of State for IT and communication) along with Bollywood movie czar Mr. Yash Chopra.
Technical trendsetter like Babubhai Mistry who came on a wheel chair was also honoured for his contribution to Bollywood as the master of special effects.
Veeru Devgan (father of actor Ajay Devgan) was awarded for taking actions in Bollywood to a new height and the most heard and copied voice in radio Ameen Sayani was awarded for his outstanding contribution to the Hindi film industry as a radio broadcaster.
The beauty queens of those years like actress Nimmi, Shammi where seen interacting with their colleagues and new ones at the function where the senior most journalist of the Hindi film industry Virendra Verma was also recognized for his contribution in film journalism who is writing for more than 40 yrs and is still on.
The inspiring moment saw many from the tinsel town young and old attending and taking blessings from the legends
As rightly put by Govinda, "The young generation is highly indebted to these legendary artistes and we should never forget the pioneers."
Shahrukh Khan who couldn't make it due to prior commitments shared via sms, "I would have loved to attend this event specially in view of honouring Manoj Kumar Sahab only if I had not committed my dates."
Indeed it was a time to remember the times.