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Amitabh Bachchan Bags Dadasaheb Phalke Award: Celebs from Rajinikanth To Karan Johar Overjoyed

Information And Broadcasting Ministry Today Announced That Amitabh Bachchan Will Be Honoured With The Prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shriparna Saha | Updated on: 24 Sep 2019, 11:54:41 PM
Amitabh Bachchan Bags Dadasaheb Phalke Awards: Karan Johar, Rajnikanth Congratulate Actor

New Delhi:

Information and Broadcasting Ministry today announced that Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award

The first reactions and congratulations have begun to pour in from Bollywood and beyond. Among those were Amitabh’s son Abhishek,South indian icon Rajnikanth, Karan Johar and more.

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India's highest honour given in the field of cinematic art. Big B will be honoured with the award for inspiring generations with his diverse work.

"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," Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar wrote on Twitter while announcing the news on Tuesday.

Abhishek Bachchan shared the news, writing, “ Overjoyed and so, so proud! #ProudSon”


Filmmaker Karan Johar tweeted, “The most inspiring legend of Indian Cinema!!!! He is a bonafide rock star!!! I am honoured and proud to be in the Era of AMITABH BACHCHAN! The prestigious #DadaSahebPhalkeAward to @SrBachchan”


Rajinikanth sharing his joy tweets, "Congratulations dear @SrBachchan ji !!! You richly deserve this commendable honour !!!! #DadaSahebPhalkeAward"


Riteish Deshmukh tweeted, “No one deserves this more!!!! @SrBachchan Sir, heartiest congratulations!!!! Am thrilled to bits!!! #DadaSahebPhalkeAward -this is an honour for every #AmitabhBachchan Fan including me - Thank you @PrakashJavdekar ji”
Anil Kapoor was all praises for the superstar, writing, “There is no mention of Indian cinema without this Legend! He has redefined cinema with every role & deserves every accolade for his innumerable contributions! Congratulations @SrBachchan!”


Nagarjuna Akkineni sharing the happy news tweets, "Dear Amitji, Couldn’t be happier to hear news that you will be receiving the prestigeous #DadaSahebPhalkeAward . You have inspired and entertained billions and continue to do so. We love you Sir and are so very proud of you."

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First Published : 24 Sep 2019, 11:54:41 PM