Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, it was announced on Tuesday evening 24 September. The first reactions and congratulations have begun to pour in from Bollywood and beyond. Among those were Amitabh’s son Abhishek, Anil Kapoor, Karan Johar and more.
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest honour given in the field of cinematic art. Big B will be honoured with the award for inspiring generations with his diverse work.
“The legend Amitabh Bachchan who entertained and inspired for two generations has been selected unanimously for Dadasaheb Phalke Award. The entire country and international community is happy. My heartiest congratulations to him,” Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar wrote on Twitter while announcing the news on Tuesday.
Abhishek Bachchan shared the news, writing, “ Overjoyed and so, so proud! #ProudSon”
Filmmaker Karan Johar tweeted, “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”
Anil Kapoor was all praises for the superstar, writing, “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!”
Riteish Deshmukh tweeted, “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”