IFFI 2017: Big B honored with ‘Personality of the Year Award’ by Smriti Irani & Akshay Kumar

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Mumbai, Nov 29: Amitabh Bachchan was conferred with the ‘Indian Film Personality of the Year Award’ at the closing ceremony of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) on Tuesday evening. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani presented the award to Mr Bachchan.

The star, 75, also shared a photograph from the event, where Irani and actor Akshay Kumar were presenting him with the award.

Irani on Tuesday feted Amitabh with the Indian Film Personality of the Year award in Panaji.

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar honoured the 75-year-old actor by saying that while America had superman, batman and spider man, India had Angry Young Man (Big B).

Akshay took to Twitter to share his speech. Here’s his Twitter post:

The cine icon was presented the Indian Film Personality of the Year award, which includes a silver peacock, a certificate a scroll and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.

At the event, Akshay bent down to touch Big B’s feet.

Sharing two photographs from the moment, Big B wrote: “Embarrassed that Akshay does this … no Akshay this is not done,” tweeted Big B. We can’t decide what’s more adorable – Big B’s words or the IFFI moment.

Even Sidharth Malhotra was happy to be in Amitabh’s company.

“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 sir,” Sidharth, who performed on some of Big B’s songs here, tweeted.

WeForNews Bureau

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