Rajinikanth On Amitabh Bachchan's Phalke Award: 'Richly Deserve This'

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Actor and politician Rajinikanth also came forward to wish his 'Andha Kanoon' co-star as Amitabh Bachchan was bestowed with the Dadasaheb Phalke award.

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

Veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan was recently bestowed with the honorary Dadasaheb Phalke award for his contribution to Indian cinema. Ever since the news surfaced, several celebrities came forward to congratulate the actor. Legendary actor and politician Rajinikanth also came forward to wish his 'Andha Kanoon' co-star. In a recent Twitter post, he said Amitabh Bachchan 'richly deserves this commendable honour'.

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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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Prakash Javadekar made the announcement 

The Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday made the announcement on Twitter, “The legend Amitabh Bachchan who entertained and inspired for 2 generations has been selected unanimously for # DadaSahabPhalke award. The entire country and the international community are happy. My heartiest congratulations to him. @narendramodi @SrBachchan." 

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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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