Shahenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan was recently facilitated with ‘Indian Film Personality of the Year Award’ at IFFI ( International Film Festival of India) at Goa. While presenting the prestigious award to the Angry Young Man of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar delivered a heartfelt speech at the event explaining how Amitabh Bachchan is the most important star of the industry. Akshay also took on Twitter to sing praises for Big B and this was also the time when he left Amitabh Bachchan embarrassed.
During the event, Akshay Kumar attempted to touch the feet of Amitabh Bachchan which left him embarrassed at the event. In the photo which is circulating on the social media platform, you can see Akshay Kumar rushing to Amitabh Bachchan and trying to touch his feet. Amitabh Bachchan then pulls him up and greets the actor.
Expressing his embarrassment, here is what Amitabh Bachchan tweeted –
Amitabh Bachchan also shared photos from the felicitation ceremony, along with a message:
“A most humbling evening at the IFFI awards… honoured and filled with such gratefulness to IFFI and the extremely endearing words by Akshay Kumar, Karan, and the dignitaries.”
While accepting the most prestigious award, here is what Amitabh Bachchan said,
“I have always felt that my respect and regard for the Indian film industry has rested in the presence that the film industry has had in our world. When we sit inside a darkened hall, we never ask for caste, creed, colour or the religion of the person sitting next to us is,”
The veteran star was honored for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema. Big B also took to social media to thank Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, who presented the award to him at the 48th edition of IFFI. Here is what he wrote,
“Thank you Smriti ji Hon Minister for Information & Broadcasting and the trouble you took in organising a most memorable evening for me .. one that I shall never forget ..”
The closing ceremony of 48th International Film Festival of India was also attended by Salman Khan, Sidharth Malhotra, Katrina Kaif, Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar Huma Qureshi, Akshay Kumar and Sonali Bendre.