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Rajinikanth to be honoured with special Icon of Golden Jubilee award at International Film Festival of India

The festival will be held in Goa from November 20 to 28.

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Updated: Nov 02, 2019, 03.16 PM IST
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Govt to honour Rajinikanth with Icon of Golden Jubilee award
Govt to honour Rajinikanth with Icon of Golden Jubilee award
NEW DELHI: The 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will honour superstar Rajinikanth with a special Icon of Golden Jubilee award, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Saturday.

Responding to the news, the 68-year-old took to Twitter to express gratitude.

"I thank the government of India for this prestigious honour bestowed upon me on the golden jubilee of the International film festival of India ����#IFFI2019," the 'Kaala' star wrote.


The festival will be held in Goa from November 20 to 28 with close to 250 films from various countries scheduled to be screened at the event.


Javadekar also announced celebrated French actor Isabelle Huppert as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.


In its golden jubilee year, the festival will screen 50 films by 50 female filmmakers to acknowledge the contribution of women in cinema, Javadekar said.


Russia will be the partner country at the festival this year.

Eight films featuring Amitabh Bachchan - this year's recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award - will also be showcased at the fest.

From 'Kaala' To 'Sivaji', Every Time Rajinikanth Made Good Win Over Evil

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‘Kaala’, Rajinikanth’s latest venture with Pa. Ranjith released today admist controversies, and fanfare - that is common when it comes to the superstar's films. Produced by Dhanush, the film also stars Nana patekar, Huma Qureshi, and tells the story of a Mumbai slumlord. Set in Dharavi, Rajini as Karikaalan fights politicians for the rights of oppressed Tamils in maximum city. But this isn't the first time that the superstar has decided to do a film with political undertones and the good-over-evil message. Here are some others:
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