Rajinikanth to be honoured with 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Superstar Rajinikanth has been awarded the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year.Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced in a press conference on Thursday (April 1).This award is considered to be one the most prestigious one for people in cinema.

Javadekar shared a tweet congratulating the superstar. The caption on the post read, “Happy to announce #Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2020 to one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema Rajnikant ji. His contribution as actor, producer and screenwriter has been iconic.

PM Narendra Modi also took to Twitter to congratulate the superstar on receiving the honour. Addressing him as Thalaiva, he tweeted, “Popular across generations, a body of work few can boast of, diverse roles and an endearing personality…that’s Shri @rajinikanth Ji for you. It is a matter of immense joy that Thalaiva has been conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Congratulations to him.

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