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Amitabh Bachchan Down With Fever; To Give 66th National Film Awards A Miss

Amitabh Bachchan Who Was All Set To Receive Dadasaheb Phalke Award On Monday From Vice President Venkaih Naidu Will Not Be Able To Do So As He Is Down With Fever And Bowed Out Of The Event.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shriparna Saha | Updated on: 22 Dec 2019, 07:09:19 PM
Amitabh Bachchan Down With Fever; To Miss 66th National Film Awards

New Delhi:

Amitabh Bachchan who was all set to receive Dadasaheb Phalke award on Monday from Vice President Venkaih Naidu will not be able to do so as he is down with fever and bowed out of the event.

The actor took to Twitter to announce the update: “Down with fever .. ! Not allowed to travel .. will not be able to attend National Award tomorrow in Delhi .. so unfortunate .. my regrets ..”


Earlier, the actor had written a note of thanks after being conferred with the award: “There is a paucity of words searching a response.. for the generosity of words that pour in ..I am but deeply grateful and most humbled .. my sincerest gratitude. What really resides in the mind shall never be known…and may it never….gratitude and express of immense humbleness..bear supreme today…and love.”


Fans and followers responded to the news of being honoured with the award with comments like ‘long due’ and ‘much deserved’.

Amitabh Bachchan earlier failed to attend Kolkata Film Festival this year along with Shha Rukh Khan when after having speech prepared due to illness. The actor was admitted to Nanavati hospital last month owing to liver ailment. The actor has revealed through his blogs that he is working for extra hours going against the advices of his doctor.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will present the National Film Awards to the winners on Monday at Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan. Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar will be attending the ceremony, according to a press release.

The winners of 66th National Film Awards were announced in August this year with Gujarati film "Hellaro" bagging the Best Film honour. Vicky Kaushal and Ayushmann Khuranna jointly won the Best Actor trophy for their performances in "Uri: The Surgical Strike" and "Andhadhun", respectively. Keerthy Suresh won the Best Actress award for her role in Telugu movie "Mahanati". Aditya Dhar of "Uri" won the Best Director award. 

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First Published : 22 Dec 2019, 07:09:19 PM