Amitabh Bachchan to Receive India’s Highest Film Honour ‘Dada Sahab Phalke Award’
“The legend Amitabh Bachchan, who entertained and inspired for two generations, has been selected unanimously for Dadasaheb Phalke Award. The entire country and international community is happy. My heartiest congratulations to him”
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan will receive India’s highest film honour the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year, the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar informed on Tuesday evening.
Prakash Javadekar wrote in his tweet, “The legend Amitabh Bachchan, who entertained and inspired for two generations, has been selected unanimously for Dadasaheb Phalke Award. The entire country and international community is happy. My heartiest congratulations to him”.
Followed by a series of congratulatory messages from people all across the world. Actor-politician Rajinikanth congratulated Amitabh Bachchan within an hour of announcement with a tweet, “Congratulations dear Amitabh Bachchan ji. You richly deserve this commendable honour”.
An emotional tweet came from his excited daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda and proud son Abhishek Bachchan who wrote, “Overjoyed and so, so proud”, while Shweta captioned her post for her, “Papa: Whose your Dada (Saheb Phalke)?
Uncontainable excitement, pride, tears, and general hysteria! Congratulations Papa”.
Among the first celebrities from the film fraternity who congratulated Amitabh Bachchan were filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Anil Kapoor on Twitter. Karan Johar tweeted, “The most inspiring legend of Indian cinema! He is a bona-fide rock star! I am honoured and proud to be in the era of Amitabh Bachchan. The prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award to Amitabh Bachchan!” Johar has directed the legendary actor in a few of his blockbuster movies.
Anil Kapoor, who has worked with Amitabh Bachchan in several films, has tweeted, “There is no mention of Indian cinema without this legend! He has redefined cinema with every role and deserves every accolade for his innumerable contributions!”.
Legendary Singer Asha Bhosle, who is also a part of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award Jury Member said she is immensely happy at the decision of the jury to honour Amitabh Bachchan with the prestigious award. She said, “As a Dadasaheb Phalke Award Jury Member, I am pleased to congratulate Shri Amitabh Bachchanji on his getting this prestigious award”.
At the 65th National Awards in the year 2018, Vinod Khanna was posthumously honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his priceless contribution to the Indian cinema.
76-year-old Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has also won four National Film Awards as Best Actor for his illustrious acting career, last winning Best Actor for his performance in the film Piku in the year 2015. Amitabh Bachchan currently appears on TV as the host the popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati 11. He was last seen in a crime thriller movie Badla.