Veteran actor and one of the biggest stars of the Hindi film industry, Amitabh Bachchan has been selected for India’s biggest film honour Dadasahed Phalke Award. On Tuesday, Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, announced the news on Twitter.
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 award comprises of a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh. Before Bachchan, Vinod Khanna was selected for Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2017. Kasinathuni Viswanath and Manoj Kumar got the same award in 2015 and 2016 respectively.