Rajinikanth to be bestowed with Dadasaheb Phalke award, announces I&B Ministry

A jury comprising Asha Bhonsle, Mohanlal, Biswajit Chatterjee, Shankar Mahadevan and Subhash Ghai, nominated Rajinikanth for the Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2019

Press Trust of India April 01, 2021 11:11:27 IST
Rajinikanth to be bestowed with Dadasaheb Phalke award, announces I&B Ministry

File photo of Rajinikanth.

Superstar Rajinikanth will be bestowed with the Dadasaheb Phalke award, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Thursday.

"India every year gives Dada Saheb Phalke award to a film personality. This year this selection has been made by a jury comprising Asha Bhonsle, Mohanlal, Biswajit Chatterjee, Shankar Mahadevan and Subhash Ghai. They unanimously recommended that superstar Rajinikanth be conferred with Dada Saheb Phalke award and we accepted it," he said.

The award is for the year 2019.

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