At the closing ceremony of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan was honored with the ‘Indian Film Personality of the Year Award’. The veteran actor defined the evening as one of the memorable ones.
The actor was honored for his contribution to the film industry for many outstanding performances. Senior Bachchan took to his blog to thank Smriti Irani, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister for presenting him the award at IFFI.
He wrote, “Thank you Smriti Ji Hon. Minister for Information & Broadcasting and the trouble you took in organizing a most memorable evening for me. one that I shall never forget.”
All praises for Big B:
- Katrina Kaif wrote on her twitter- Celebrating the illustrious contribution of @SrBachchanji to the world of cinema, it is our privilege to honor him with Indian Film Personality of the Year at #IFFI2017.
- Siddharth Malhotra posted on Twitter- An actor, a gentleman, an inspiration that transcends generations, There is only one Amitabh Bachchan! I feel blessed to be an actor in the same era as you sir, today’s performance was a small thank you from your biggest fan, Love you @SrBachchansir
- Akshay Kumar wrote on twitter- America has Batman, Spider-Man, Superman…but India and my superhero is our very own Angry Young Man, @SrBachchanSir, rightly the Indian Personality of the Year! #IFFI2017
- Amitabh Bachchan posted- A most humbling evening at the IFFI awards. Honoured and filled with such gratefulness to IFFI. And the extremely endearing words by Akshay Kumar, Karan, and the dignitaries .. मेरा आभार, स्नेह
Furthermore, the 48th IFFI was nothing less than a dazzling celebration of cinema. While some renowned filmmakers showcased their films to an enthusiastic audience. Also, the festival witnessed the screening of as many as 200 films. Hence, the festival marked its opening with the screening of Majid Majidi’s first India-based movie ‘Beyond the Clouds’. Shahid Kapoor’s younger brother Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan play the lead roles in the film ‘Beyond the Clouds’.