About 7,000 delegates attended the star-studded event at Shyama Prasad Stadium. French actress Isabelle Huppert was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Post the announcement, Tamil cinema actor Rajinikanth had sent out a tweet expressing his gratitude for the same.
I thank the government of India for this prestigious honour bestowed upon me on the golden jubilee of the Internati… https://t.co/4MsSl37atD— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) 1572675971000
#IFFI50 Live One of the most acclaimed and influential actors in India, Shri @rajinikanth was honoured with a spec… https://t.co/0ciAyMvU8u— IFFI 2019 (@IFFIGoa) 1574250996000
"The honourable chief minister of Goa, honourable minister Prakash Javadekarji, my inspiration Amitabh Bachchanji, all dignitaries, ladies and gentlemen, good evening to everybody. I am extremely happy to receive the International Film Festival of India's prestigious Icon of Golden Jubilee award. My heartfelt thanks to the Indian government for honouring me with this award. I dedicate this award to all my producers, directors and technicians who worked in my films. And above all my fans and my Tamil makkal. Thank you. Jai Hind," said Rajinikanth.
Superstar Rajinikanth honoured with Icon of Golden Jubilee award
Huppert, who has appeared in more than 120 films won the biggest honour of the night.
#IFFI50 Live IFFI Lifetime Achievement Award, the festival’s highest honour presented to #IsabelleHuppert Huppe… https://t.co/C9nA9VwWgv— IFFI 2019 (@IFFIGoa) 1574250135000
What’s more? Singer Shankar Mahadevan gave a riveting performance with 'The Godfather Of Indian Jazz', Louis Banks.
#IFFI50 LIVE The amazing @Shankar_Live along with 'The Godfather Of Indian Jazz' Louis Banks, deliver a staggering… https://t.co/9pshCIREwn— IFFI 2019 (@IFFIGoa) 1574247249000
#IFFI50 LIVE "It's always a nostalgic feeling to be back in Goa. I shot my first film in Goa and it brings me imme… https://t.co/lslJkdPgUx— IFFI 2019 (@IFFIGoa) 1574242766000
Amitabh Bachchan Beyond Cinema: TV, Philanthropy, Politics
King Of All Trades
A name that needs no introduction, a voice that is recognised by millions, and a presence that makes even the most established actors nervous. Amitabh Bachchan is in every sense one of the biggest superstars the country has seen.
Having spent 50 years in the industry, and given fans masterpieces like 'Zanjeer', ‘Deewar’, ‘Sholay’, ‘Black’, and ‘Paa’ among several others, the Big B - as he commonly known - is a force to be reckoned with, even as he turns 77. Showing no signs of slowing down, the Padma Vibhushan-awardee’s upcoming films include Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmastra’, Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ and Rumi Jaffery’s ‘Chehre’.
While continuing to enthrall audiences every time he comes on screen, the superstar, who was 'selected unanimously' for Dadasaheb Phalke award this year, also dabbled in several other trades - sometimes succeeding, at other times not so much - through the course of his professional journey.
Here’s a look at Bachchan Sr. beyond films.
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