Actor Amitabh Bachchan, who skipped the National Film Awards service on Monday because of ill health, will be presented his Dadasaheb Phalke honor on December 29, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said. President Ram Nath Kovind will have a high-tea for every one of the winners at the Rashtrapati Bhavan where Bachchan will be given Indian film’s greatest respect, Javadekar said during the National Film awards ceremony in New Delhi.
Amitabh Bachchan to Honour with Dadasaheb Phalke Award on 29th December
Bachchan, 77, tweeted on Sunday that he would need to give the ceremony a miss as he was down with fever and specialists had exhorted him to avoid traveling.
“Down with fever .. ! Not allowed to travel .. will not be able to attend National Award tomorrow in Delhi .. so unfortunate .. my regrets ..,” the veteran actor wrote.
The honor, named after Dhundiraj Govind Phalke who is respected as the father of Indian film, was organized in 1969, the year Bachchan made his presentation in the Hindi film industry with Saat Hindustani. Thought about the most noteworthy respect for an artiste in Indian film, the honor includes a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) emblem, a shawl, and a money prize of Rs 10,00,000.
It was given upon late actor Vinod Khanna in 2017. VP Venkaiah Naidu introduced the National Film Awards to the winners on Monday. Traditionally, the National Awards are passed out to the winners by the President of India.