Rajinikanth, who will win India’s highest film honour, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, has shared another thank you note for his global fans, the media, and everybody who wished him luck in winning the prestigious award.
The legendary South Indian actor shared a thank you note on Twitter, in which he wrote: “For all the love, greetings and wishes I’ve received from eminent political leaders, my film fraternity friends and colleagues, well-wishers, media, every person who took the time to wish me and my beloved fans from across India and all over the world… My deepest gratitude and thanks.”
Following the announcement of the Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2019, members of the film industry and political leaders around the country wished Rajinikanth on social media. The Sivaji actor wrote a letter thanking the government for lavishing the honour onto him: “My heartfelt thanks to the government of India, respected and dearest Narendra Modiji, Prakash Javadekar and the jury for conferring upon me the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award. I sincerely dedicate it to all those who have been a part of my journey. Thanks to the almighty.”
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar posted a tweet on Thursday: “Happy to announce Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2019 to one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema Rajnikant ji. His contribution as actor, producer and screenwriter has been iconic.”
The 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2019 was supposed to be declared last year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the national lockdown enforced past year, it was delayed. Amitabh Bachchan, his co-star, received the award for the year 2018.
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Rajinikanth has a diverse filmography that includes films in a variety of languages. Moondru Mudichu, Billu, Baashha, Sivaji, and Enthiran are among them. In addition to Hum and Chaalbaaz, the actor has appeared in many Bollywood blockbusters. He was last seen in 2020’s Darbar, and Annaatthe will be his next film.
In a heartfelt tweet, Akshay Kumar, who co-starred with Rajinikanth in the 2018 film 2.0, addressed the 70-year-old megastar: “Heartiest congratulations, Rajinikanth sir on being conferred with the nation’s highest honour in cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award! You’re always an inspiration, very well deserved,” wrote Akshay.
Hrithik Roshan wrote: “My Dearest Rajinikanth sir, your aura and persona compliments the prestige of Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Makes me so happy to have yet another reason to celebrate YOUR legend. Lots of love and respect, as I continue to look up to your greatness.”