Every Artist yearns for the appreciation for his/her good work in the form of Award. Every year film and television industry hosts array of award shows to felicitate the good performances, films and serials. This year Filmfare held its prestigious Marathi Awards 2017 show in Mumbai recently. Bollywood ceebrities were also graced the event with their presence along with celebrities from Marathi film fraternity.
Last year many good Marathi films were released and watched by the audience. One of the film which got appreciation and accolates last year was "Ekk Albela", based on India's first dancing & action hero Bhagwan Dada. Actor Mangesh Desai portrayed the character of Bhagwan Dada and won hearts of critics as well as audience. For the same role Mangesh Desai received the Critics' Choice Best Actor (Male) Filmfare Award. He had won many state and festival awards for the portrayal of Bhagwan Dada in Ekk Albela.
Bhagwan Dada was famous for his unique dancing style and gave many hit films during the black & white films era. Mangesh Desai worked hard by watching Bhagwan dada's classic films to understand his expressions and dancing style. Mangesh Desai expressed that, "This Filmfare award is dedicated to the hard work of Bhagwan Dada himself."