Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with the Indian Film Personality Of The Year Award at the 48th edition of IFFI. The actor expressed his happiness on social media and thanked everyone for their kind words. The award was presented to him by Akshay Kumar, who not only gave a heart-warming speech but also touched Big B’s feet. The veteran actor stated that he was embarrassed with what Khiladi Kumar did and wrote ‘not done’ on social media.
Amitabh took to micro-blogging site Twitter and tweeted, “most humbling evening at the IFFI awards .. honoured and filled with such gratefulness to IFFI and the extremely endearing words by Akshay Kumar, Karan, and the dignitaries..”
Khiladi Kumar narrated his childhood experience of meeting with Big B. He praised the legendary actor heights and also called him the afther of Bollywood. He then took permission to touch his feet. Big tweeted, “embarrassed that Akshay does this .. no Akshay this is not done.”
In his acceptance speech, the actor was quoted as saying, “We see the same film, we laugh on the same joke, we cry on the same emotion, we sing the same songs. In this fast world of today, where can you find such a wonderful and worthy example of unity and integration as we do in the world of cinema.”
Akshay Kumar and Big B have worked together in films like Aankhen, Rishtaa, Waqt.