Cinematic legend Rajinikanth is being conferred with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, for the year 2019. As soon as the announcement was made, right from PM Narendra Modi to Akshay Kumar congratulated the megastar on receiving the hounour.
As he got flooded with congratulatory messages, the Thalaiva thanked everyone and expressed his gratitude. He wrote, “For all the love,greetings & wishes I’ve received from eminent political leaders, my film fraternity friends & colleagues,well wishers,media, every person who took the time to wish me & my beloved fans from across India & all over the world .. my deepest gratitude and thanks.”
Congratulating the actor, PM Mode had 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.”
Overwhelmed by his message, an emotional Rajini wrote, “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.”
Many Bollywood actors also congratulated the superstar.
He will be presented with the award on May 3, 2021.