Super Star Rajinikanth is honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award for his outstanding contribution to the film industry. Confirming the news, Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar wrote, “Happy to announce #Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2020 to one of the greatest actors in history of Indian cinema Rajnikant ji. His contribution as actor, producer and screenwriter has been iconic.”
The Minister also thanked the jury comprising of Asha Bhonsle, Mohanlal, Subhash Ghai, Biswajeet Chatterjee, and Shankar Mahadevan. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi too congratulated Rajinikanth,"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".
Rajinikanth reciprocated by expressing his gratitude and thanked everyone starting right from his bus driver and friend Raj Bahadur to the Tamil people and dedicated this award to his fans around the world.