It has been announced that Amitabh Bachchan will receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2019.
The Dadasheb Phalke award is the highest recognition in Indian Cinema with legends such as the late Vinod Khanna previously receiving the award.
The announcement was made on Twitter by Minister Prakash Javadekar.
The legend Amitabh Bachchan who entertained and inspired for 2 generations has been selected unanimously for #DadaSahabPhalke award. The entire country and international community is happy. My heartiest Congratulations to him.@narendramodi @SrBachchan pic.twitter.com/obzObHsbLk
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) September 24, 2019
The congratulations for Amitabh came flooding in from friends and family on social media, including his son Abhishek Bachchan, who said he was ‘overjoyed and so, so proud!’
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) September 24, 2019
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 https://t.co/wPepdsbugL
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 24, 2019
Amitabh Bachchan made his big screen debut with Saat Hindustani back in 1969 with Saat Hindustani and is still entertaining fans five decades later.
In that time he’s featured in legendary Bollywood films such as Sholay, Baghban and Deewar just to name a few! The award is definitely deserved!