Rajinikanth has received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Minister of Media and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar has declared that superstar Rajinikanth has won the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke award. The star, who will soon be seen in Siva’s film “Annaatthe,” thanked the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and the Indian government for the honour.
“Immensely humbled and honoured with your greetings and the most coveted #DadasahebPhalkeAward award esteemed and dearest Shri Rajinikanth,” he wrote on Twitter.
In a tweet, Rajinikanth said, “I thank the Indian government and the honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi for conferring on me Indian cinema’s highest honour, the Dada Saheb Phalke Award.” I dedicate this award to my friend and bus driver Raj Bahadur, who noticed my acting talent and inspired me. Producers, directors, technicians, distributors, theatre owners, media, the Tamil people, who have given me my life, and my fans around the world. My elder brother Sathyanarayana Rao Gaekwad, who sacrificed a lot to make me an actor while coping with poverty, my guru K Balachander, who produced this Rajinikanth, producers, directors, technicians, distributors, theatre owners, media, the Tamil people, who have given me my life, and my fans around
“I express my appreciation to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, opposition leader MK Stalin, my friend Kamal Haasan, national and state leaders, my parents, my film industry friends, and well-wishers. Long live the Tamils! Tamil Nadu, long live! Salute to India!!”
Meanwhile, Rajinikanth will star in Siva’s film ‘Annaatthe’, which will be released shortly. The film is currently being shot in Chennai. Nayanthara, Keerthy Suresh, Khushbu, Meena, Prakash Raj, and Soori play crucial roles in the film. Imman is working on the film’s soundtrack.
Immensely humbled and honoured with your greetings and the most prestigious #DadasahebPhalkeAward award respected and dearest Shri @narendramodi ji. My heartfelt thanks to you and the government of india 🙏🏻 https://t.co/XT9X6paSNT
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) April 1, 2021
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