Megastar Amitbah Bachchan who is amongst the most iconic and popular actors of Indian Film Industry globally has been announced as the recipient of most prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award for the year 2018 for his contribution to the Indian Cinema.
Earlier on Tuesday, Information and Broadcasting Minister of India Prakash Javadekar confirmed the news on micro-blogging site Twitter and tweeted. He 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. @narendramodi @SrBachchan.”
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
Hours after the announcement was made, Big B expressed his gratitude in his own way with a tweet and said he is deeply grateful and humbled. Mr. Bachchan tweeted:
“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.”
T 3298 – 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 ..
कृतज्ञ हूँ मैं , परिपूर्ण , आभार और धन्यवाद … मैं केवल एक विनयपूर्ण , विनम्र अमिताभ बच्चन हूँ pic.twitter.com/ESfV7ms6fZ
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 24, 2019
Bollywood celebs too greeted the Pink star with their wishes. Let’s check out who said what to congratulate Big B.
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) September 24, 2019
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) September 24, 2019
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! #DadaSahebPhalkeAward https://t.co/sBJ7aHlGCI
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) 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
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 🙏 @SrBachchan pic.twitter.com/okyCHJIAYr
— Nagarjuna Akkineni (@iamnagarjuna) September 24, 2019
Congratulations to the legend @SrBachchan for the prestigious #DadaSahebPhalkeAward. You have entertained, inspired generations with your exhilarating Performances. Wishing you more success and happiness.🙏🎬🎥
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) September 24, 2019
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 – https://t.co/3Z9YvOJYz6
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) September 24, 2019