Amitabh Bachchan to be honored with Dadasaheb Phalke Award

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Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to Indian cinema.

Amitabh Bachchan to be honored with Dadasaheb Phalke Award

The news was shared by Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Twitter last night.

Amitabh Bachchan to be honored with Dadasaheb Phalke Award

In his tweet, Javadekar wrote, “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.”

Reacting to this, Amitabh Bachchan took to the microblogging site and wrote, “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.”

Last year, at the 65th National Awards, Vinod Khanna was posthumously honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his priceless contribution to cinema.

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Amitabh Bachchan has also won four National Film Awards for Best Actor through his illustrious career, last winning it for his performance in 2015 film Piku. Amitabh Bachchan currently appears on TV as the host of Kaun Banega Crorepati 11. He was last seen in crime-thriller Badla.