Hema Malini & Ajay Devgn Hail Amitabh Bachchan's Dadasaheb Phalke Win

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As Veteran Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke award, Hema Malini and Ajay Devgn came forward to congratulate him.

Written By Diyali Banerjee | Mumbai | Updated On:
Amitabh Bachchan

Veteran Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan who has been bestowed with several prestigious awards for his contribution to Indian cinema recently was announced as the recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2019. Several celebrities extended congratulatory greetings to the actor as the news surfaced.

Hema Malini congratulates Amitabh Bachchan for Dadasaheb Phalke Award win

Joining the bandwagon was actor-politician Hema Malini who took to social media to wish her 'Baabul' co-star. Sharing a picture with Amitabh Bachchan on Twitter, 'Dream Girl' Hema Malini said that she can’t even think of a more appropriate person to be nominated for the prestigious Phalke award than him. She further hailed Bachchan Sr. as 'multi-faceted, multitalented actor par excellence'  and said, "He is a whole institution by himself given the multiple roles he has played with great ease. Congrats Amitji."

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Hema Malini and Amitabh Bachchan are known to be very good friends. They have worked together in a number of hit Bollywood ventures including 'Baghban', 'Sholey', 'Satte Pe Satta', among others.

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Ajay Devgn hails Amitabh Bachchan for Dadasaheb Phalke award win

Meanwhile, Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn also extended congratulatory greetings to the veteran star after being honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke award. Addressing a recent Tweet to Amitabh Bachchan, he wrote, "Congratulations on being bestowed the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. It’s another feather in your long list of well-deserved accolades. Honoured to have worked with you in some amazing films."

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Amitabh Bachchan on receiving the Dadasaheb Phalke award

With National Awards, three of Government’s highest civilian honours, latest being Padma Vibhushan, Amitabh Bachchan’s honours list was already a massive one. After he was announced as the recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2019, he took to social media and expressed gratitude to everyone who hailed him for the same. "How does one even begin to put to words the immense gratitude I wish to convey to all that have sent their greetings to me .. just so humbled and overjoyed to see your joy .. thank you." he wrote in a post.

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What's next for Amitabh Bachchan

On the professional front, Amitabh Bachchan is still one of the busiest actors of Bollywood right now, having ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’, ‘Jhund’, ‘Brahmastra’, ‘Chehere’ and ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ up for release over this year and the next year. His 'Badla' was one of the most successful films this year.



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