A wave of happiness and pride hit everyone yesterday as the megastar of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan was selected for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2019. Union Minister Prakash Javedekar took to social media to announce the news and congratulated Big B on receiving this honour. While the news surely left everyone happy, Big B’s kids, Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan Nanda were also quick to react on it. Mr Bachchan was being conferred the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contributions to the world of cinema.
Abhishek and Shweta also took to social media to express their elation and pride on their father achieving this remarkable feat. Abhishek retweeted Union Minister’s tweet announcement and mentioned that he was overjoyed by the news and is a proud son. On the other hand, Abhishek’s sister, Shweta Bachchan Nanda took to Instagram to share a throwback monochrome photo of young Big B and penned a sweet note for him. Shweta combined her joy and wit and expressed her happiness on her father being conferred the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
She wrote, “Whose your Dada (Saheb Phalke)?Uncontainable excitement, pride, tears, and general hysteria!!! Congratulations Papa.” Meanwhile, Abhishek wrote, “Overjoyed and so, so proud! #ProudSon.”Meanwhile, Amitabh Bachchan also reacted to the news of him receiving the prestigious honour. He took to Twitter to share a thank you note and wrote, “There is a paucity of words searching a response .. for the generosity of words that pour in ..I am but deeply grateful and most humbled .. my sincerest gratitude ..कृतज्ञ हूँ मैं , परिपूर्ण , आभार और धन्यवाद … मैं केवल एक विनयपूर्ण , विनम्र अमिताभ बच्चन हूँ.”
Not just Abhishek and Shweta, the entire Bollywood and South Film industry have been congratulating Mr Bachchan on getting this honour. From Rajinikanth to Ram Charan, all wished the mega star and expressed their happiness on him getting Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2019.