The Shahenshan of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan is one of the legendary actors whose charm is evergreen and keeps inspiring generation after generation through his work. To honour his contribution to the Indian film industry, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar announced the unanimous selection of the iconic actor for Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Javadekar took it to his official social media handle to congratulate Big B, writing, “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.
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
Soon the news broke on the internet and congratulatory messages started flooding in for Senior Bachchan. Bollywood actor, Anil Kapoor sent his greetings to the superstar and wrote, “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”.
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
Filmmaker Karan Johar also took a moment to congratulate Amitabh Bachchan with a proud feeling of living in the era of his greatness.
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
South Superstar and Thalaivaa, Rajinikanth also sent his greetings to the iconic actor of Indian Cinema.
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) September 24, 2019
Apart from the film fraternity, Minister of Textiles and Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani also wished Senior Bachchan for achieving such great honour in her unique way. With the names of his blockbuster movies Smriti wrote, “Chupke Chupke, Abhimaan, Sholay, Trishul,
Satte pe Satta, Hum, Agnipath…
Chupke Chupke, Abhimaan, Sholay, Trishul,
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🙏
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) September 24, 2019
Meanwhile, Mr Bachchan’s daughter, Shweta Bachchan also took to her official Instagram to congratulate her papa by sharing a black and white picture from his old movie. Along with the picture she wrote, “Whose your Dada (Saheb Phalke) ?
Uncontainable excitement, pride, tears, and general hysteria!!! Congratulations Papa ♥️”.
While the congratulatory messages are pouring in for Amitabh Bachchan, Mumbai Police sent out their greetings in a creative and quirky way. Sharing a still from ‘Zanjeer’ movie, the Mumbai Police congratulated Inspector Vijay and saluted him for being the most energetic and inspirational icon for the generation.
Congratulations Inspector Vijay @SrBachchan on being selected for the #DadaSahebPhalke Award. We salute you for being the most evergreen, energetic and inspirational icon to generations. pic.twitter.com/mYp1JNdi7s
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) September 25, 2019