In response to Union minister of Information and Broadcast Prakash Javadekar announcing Amitabh Bachchan to be conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the superstar said he is deeply grateful and most humbled on Wednesday, September 25.
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 Bollywood veteran shared his thoughts over social media. He wrote he was most humbled at the love pouring in, and was speechless with the volume of reactions.
“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,” the actor wrote alongside a picture in which he is seen with folded hands.
“What really resides in the mind shall never be known…and may it never….gratitude and express of immense humbleness..bear supreme today…and love,” he wrote.
T 3298 - There is a paucity of words searching a response .. for the generosity of words that pour in ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 24, 2019
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
Many Bollywood celebrities took to twitter congratulating the icon, Asha Bhosle tweeted –
Rajinikanth also congratulated the Bollywood star
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! #DadaSahebPhalkeAward https://t.co/sBJ7aHlGCI— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) September 24, 2019
Congratulations Dearest Sir @SrBachchan!!! Your contribution to cinema and the arts is invaluable. 50 years in film with your continued passion and commitment to the craft are an inspiration 🙏🏻❤️ #AmitabhBachchan #dadasahebphalkeawards2019— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) September 24, 2019
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 https://t.co/wPepdsbugL— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 24, 2019
Chupke Chupke, Abhimaan, Sholay, Trishul,— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) September 24, 2019
Satte pe Satta, Hum, Agnipath...
Countless memories, performances revered, records made & broken. A legend , an actor par excellence @SrBachchan ... no one deserved the #DadaSahebPhalkeAward more🙏
Heartiest congratulations to one of the greatest icons of the country, Amitabh Bachchan ji, for being selected for the prestigious #DadaSahebPhalkeAward— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) September 24, 2019
Your legendary contribution to Indian cinema will continue to inspire crores of people @SrBachchan pic.twitter.com/zuk2x2MFm6
Mr. Amitabh Bachchan‘s contribution to Indian cinema cannot be put in words. The prestigious #DadaSahebPhalkeAward is a befitting tribute to this legend.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 24, 2019
May you continue to serve the Indian Film industry with your versatile acting. Many congratulations @SrBachchan.
Many many congratulations Amitabh Bachchan ji for being selected for the prestigious #DadaSahebPhalkeAward !— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) September 24, 2019
Maharashtra salutes you for your great and legendary contribution to the Indian cinema!@SrBachchan
Amitabh Bachchan is the 50th recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Last year, late actor Vinod Khanna was posthumously honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. This award is considered as the highest honour in Indian cinema and is presented annually by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. It is given for a personality’s “outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema”.