“The entire country and international community is happy."
Shahenshah of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan was awarded the esteemed Dadasahed Phalke Award on Sunday, December 29, 2019, by President Ram Nath Kovind.
The award ceremony took place at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Amitabh attended the evening alongside his family and friends.
His wife Jaya Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan attended the award ceremony with Amitabh.
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is known as India’s highest film honour in the national capital and is given on behalf of the Government of India.
Phalke is known as ‘The Father of Indian Cinema.’ The annual award is presented at the National Film Awards by the Dicrectorate of Film Festivals.
In September 2019, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar had revealed that Big B will be bestowed the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. He took to Twitter to announce the news saying:
“The legend Amitabh Bachchan who entertained and inspired for 2 generations has been selected unanimously for Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
“The entire country and international community is happy. My heartiest congratulations to him.”
Upon receiving the award, Amitabh took to the podium to express his gratitude saying in a heartfelt speech. He said:
“Jab iss puruskar ki ghoshna hui to mere mann mein ek sandeh utha.
“Ki kya kahin ye sanket hai mere liye ki bhai sahib aapne bahut kaam kar liya, ab ghar baith ke aaram kar lijiye.
“Kyunki abhi bhi thoda kaam baki hai jise mujhe poora karna hai.”
(When the award was announced, I had a doubt in my mind.)
(Is this a signal stating that you have worked a lot and now I need to sit at home?)
(Because I still have some unfulfilled work that needs to be completed.)
#WATCH: Amitabh Bachchan says,"Jab iss puruskar ki ghoshna hui to mere mann mein ek sandeh utha. Ki kya kahin ye sanket hai mere liye ki bhai sahab aapne bahut kaam kar liya, ab ghar baith ke aaram kar lijiye. Kyunki abhi bhi thoda kaam baki hai jise mujhe poora karna hai." pic.twitter.com/pdKXH2RSfr
— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2019
Instantly after the news circulation of Amitabh receiving the award, wishes began pouring in from fans and family.
The legendary actor’s son, Abhishek Bachchan took to Instagram to express his delight on his father winning this prestigious award.
He posted a picture of Amitabh Bachchan along with the caption:
“My inspiration. My hero. Congratulations Pa on the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. We are all so, so proud of you. Love you.”
Amitabh’s amazing contribution to the Indian film industry is certainly praiseworthy.
2019 was an amazing year at the box office for Amitabh Bachchan who was last seen on the big screen in Badla alongside Taapsee Pannu.
He also hosted the Indian version of reality show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, titled Kaun Banega Crorepati.
It seems 2020 will be another great year for Big B. His line-up of films includes Gulabo Sitabo (2020), Chehre (2020), Hera Pheri 3 (2020) and Brahmastra (2020).
DESIblitz congratulates Amitabh Bachchan for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and all his tremendous achievements till date.