The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) concluded last night. Here’s all what happened at the closing ceremony of IFFI 2017 witnessed a number of Bollywood celebrities walk down the red carpet.
Take a look at them here:
Bollywood Shenshah Amitabh Bachchan, was conferred with the ‘Indian Film Personality of the Year Award’ at the closing ceremony. This has described the evening as one that he shall never forget.
In his award acceptance speech at the closing ceremony of IFFI, Amitabh shared how cinema is a worthy examples of unity and integration in a fast and disintegrating world. He 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.”
“Yet, we see the same film, we laugh at the same jokes, we cry at the same emotion, we sing the same songs. In this fast disintegrating world of today, where can you find such a wonderful and worthy example of unity and integration as you do in the world of cinema.”
The mega-star was honoured for his outstanding contribution to the Indian film industry. The Pink actor 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.
He also expressed his delight and tweeted,
Bollywood celebrities took to social media to congratulate Amitabh Bachchan.
Here’s what they posted:
Sidharth Malhotra paid a tribute to Amitabh at IFFI.
Akshay Kumar, along with Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani gave the awards to Amitji. And what happened really touched our hearts. Akshay, who went to bring Sr. Bachchan on stage tried touching his feet, but Amitabh just hugged him. Don’t believe us? Well take a look at this pic:
Amitabh Bachchan took to twitter and posted this message for Akshay:
It really is a very beautiful moment