Rajinikanth to be Honoured with Icon of Golden Jubilee Award for His Contributions to Cinema Over Decades
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Rajinikanth to be Honoured with Icon of Golden Jubilee Award for His Contributions to Cinema Over Decades

Rajinikanth took to social media to thank the Indian government for the honour. IFFI Goa is set to take place from November 20 to November 28 this year, where the megastar will be paid homage to

Megastar Rajinikanth has made a name for himself in the highly competitive entertainment circuit of Bollywood. His stellar performances have made him a renowned personality throughout the world. While he has worked primarily in Tamil cinema, his works can be compared to that of B-town A-listers including Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Dharmendra and more. Flying high as one of the best actors to come out of Indian cinema, it is no surprise that Rajinikanth will be honoured with the Icon of Golden Jubilee Award this year. Alongside him, French actor Isabelle Huppert will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Foreign Artiste category at the 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced the news on micro-blogging site Twitter, singing praises for Rajinikanth and his spectacular work. "In recognition of his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, during the past several decades, I am happy to announce that the award for the Icon of Golden Jubilee of #iffi2019 is being conferred on cine star Shri S Rajinikanth."

Today, Rajinikanth took to social media to thank the Indian government for the honour. "I thank the government of India for this prestigious honour bestowed upon me on the golden jubilee of the International film festival of India #IFFI2019," tweeted the star. Javadekar also announced that the Lifetime Achievement Award for a Foreign Artiste will be conferred on Huppert. He tweeted, "Happy to announce that Life Time Achievement Award for a Foreign Artiste' will be conferred on French Actress Isabelle Huppert. #IFFI2019 #IFFIGoa50." This year the focus is also on women directors. "International Film Festival in Goa #IFFIGoa50 will showcase 50 films of 50 women directors #IFFIGoa2019 #IFFIGoldenJubileeEdition," he shared. IFFI Goa is set to take place from November 20 to November 28 this year.

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