Rajinikanth Honoured With The Icon of Golden Jubilee Award At IFFI
Well into its 50th year, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is hosting the Golden Jubilee Awards in Goa this year. As part of these awards, IFFI is honouring some of the biggest and the best talents from all over the country. One of the biggest awardee at this award ceremony was legendary actor Rajinikanth, who has been awarded the Icon of Golden Jubilee Award at the ongoing festival. Actor Amitabh Bachchan, Minister of Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar and Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant presented the award to Rajinikanth at the ceremony. The actor, who also known as 'thalaiva' by his fans, called Amitabh Bachchan his ‘inspiration’ and expressed his gratitude on receiving the award. He was given a standing ovation during the ceremony and he dedicated his award to all the directors, producers and technicians who have worked with him.
In his acceptance speech, he said, “The honourable Chief Minister of Goa, honourable minister Prakash Javadekar ji, my inspiration Amitabh Bachchan ji, good evening to everybody. I am extremely happy to receive this prestigious International Film Festival of India's Golden Jubilee Icon award. My heartfelt thanks to the Indian government for honouring me with this prestigious award and I dedicate this award to all my producers, directors and all the technicians who worked in that realm.”
Earlier this month, Prakash Javadekar had announced that Rajinikanth will be honoured with the Icon of Golden Jubilee award at IFFI. He shared the news on his Twitter account and wrote, “In recognition of his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, during the past several decades, I am happy to announce that the award for the ICON OF GOLDEN JUBILEE OF #IFFI2019 is being conferred on cine star Shri S Rajnikant. IFFIGoa50.”
Rajinikanth was worked predominantly in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies. He has also worked in several Bollywood movies too in the past.
Rajinikanth was last seen in the Tamil movie, Petta which came out earlier this year.