Veteran and legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan has received several laurels and accolades during the course of his six-decade-long career in Bollywood. But the latest honour conferred upon him tops the list (so far). Big B has been unanimously selected to be awarded the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award and we are so proud!
After the announcement on September 24, Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to express gratitude. He 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.”
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
Big B’s children, Abhishek Bachchan, and Shweta Bachchan Nanda are both overjoyed and emotional with the actor’s achievement and we can completely understand why.
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) September 24, 2019
Shweta definitely could not contain her excitement and why should she! Here’s proof!
She took to Instagram and wrote, “Whose your Dada (Saheb Phalke)? Uncontainable excitement, pride, tears, and general hysteria!!! Congratulations Papa ♥️.”
A plethora of other reactions have also poured in as Bollywood continues to shower love on the legendary actor.
Karan Johar wrote on social media, “The most inspiring legend of Indian cinema! He is a bonafide rockstar! I am honoured and proud to be in the era of Amitabh Bachchan. The prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award to Amitabh Bachchan!”
Anil Kapoor also wrote, “There is no mention of Indian cinema without this legend! He has redefined cinema with every role and deserves every accolade for his innumerable contributions!”
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who has time and again credited Big B for being the inspiration behind his entry into cinema also wrote, “Congratulations to the legend @SrBachchan for the prestigious #DadaSahebPhalkeAward. You have entertained, inspired generations with your exhilarating Performances. Wishing you more success and happiness,”.
Big B, the 76-year-old Bollywood icon, rose to stardom with movies like ‘Zanjeer’, ‘Deewar’ and ‘Sholay’ in the 1970s. The Shehenshah of cinema continues to still give us mesmerising performances. He has won the National Film Award four times for Agneepath, Black, Paa and Piku. The megastar will be next seen in Ayan Mukerji’s upcoming film Brahmastra.
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