The 50th chapter of the International Film Festival of India which kick-starts on the 20th of November in Goa will be honouring superstar Rajinikanth with a special award. Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar took to Twitter to announce the same.
“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 Rajnikant,” he wrote.
Rajinikanth, who began his career with the 1975 release Apoorva Raagangal, has done films in seven languages (Tamil, Bengali, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, English, and Hindi) and this makes him an inseparable part of Indian cinema. ‘Thalaivar’ also holds the distinction of acting in the four major film formats (Black And White, Colour, Motion Capture, and 3D), which bears testimony to his star power.