Amitabh Bachchan recently received Dada Saheb Phalke award from President Ram Nath Kovind on December 29 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. As the nation rejoiced the occasion son Abhishek Bachchan ecstatic with his dad’s achievement shared a post on Instagram describing how proud he is.
“My inspiration. My hero. Congratulations Pa on the Dadasahab Phalke award. We are all so, so proud of you. Love you” said Abhishek’s post.
In another he shares frame with Amitabh and Jaya on their private jet as they return from Delhi. Amitabh Bachchan is seen flaunting the medal he received. While Amitabh is dressed thick in white kurta and thick jacket, Abhishek is seen sporting a black band gala.
Big B had to skip the National Film Awards ceremony this year due to ill health. A special day was arranged to honour him with the coveted award. "I would like to thank the government of India, Information & Broadcasting ministry and the jury members of the National Film Awards for finding me deserving enough for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. God has been kind, there have been blessings of my parents, the support of the filmmakers, producers, co-actors from the industry, but I'm most indebted to the love and constant encouragement by the Indian audience. That's the reason I'm standing here. I accept this award with utmost humility and gratitude," Bachchan said in his acceptance speech.
In a moment of jest Amitabh even asked if the award is an indication that he should retire from the film industry! "When this award was announced, a doubt arose in my mind: if this is an indication for me to sit at home and relax after working for so many years?
"There is some more work I have to finish and certain possibilities are coming up where I may get a chance to do some work. I just wanted some clarification on this," Bachchan said on a lighter note.
Bachchan is gearing up for the release of four films in 2020 -- "Gulabo Sitabo", "Chehre", "Jhund" and "Brahmastra".