Goa was quite a happening place to be at this past week and people could see stars there in broad daylight. All thanks to the 48th International Film Festival of India! Big-wigs of the Indian film industry and eminent names from all walks of life attended the festival and the closing ceremony on Monday was the one all were raving about.
At the ceremony, the Shehenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan was bestowed with International Personality of the Year honour and we totally see why!
“A 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 .. मेरा आभार , स्नेह”
Have you not seen the passion and zeal the Bollywood mega-star has still at 75. The whole world is his fan, undoubtedly!
We can go on and on about it! And, for Big B, everyone had strings of praises. While Sidharth Malhotra paid a performance tribute to the star,
An actor, a gentleman, an inspiration that transcends generations,There is only one Amitabh Bachchan ! I feel blessed to be an actor in the same era as you sir ,today’s performance was a small thank you from your biggest fan, Love you @SrBachchan sir pic.twitter.com/CncWbU3O9D
— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) November 28, 2017
His on-screen beta Akshay couldn’t stop himself from calling him the “father of the Indian film industry”.
“America has Batman, Spider-Man, Superman…but India and my superhero is our very own Angry Young Man, @SrBachchan Sir, rightly the Indian Personality of the Year ! #IFFI2017”
He asked Big B’s permission to touch his feet. And, he did.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) November 28, 2017
But it’s known fact that Big B feels a bit embarrassed when he’s put in such situations. A user tweeted to Sr Bachchan the picture of the Charan Sparsh at IFFI,
Charan Sparsh 🙏🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/rHMQGg9vs6
— EF❤️Ashok Mistry (@ashokmistry4545) November 28, 2017
He retweeted it saying,
embarrassed that Akshay does this .. no Akshay this is not done https://t.co/ySIylzttXJ
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 28, 2017
Netizens had a lot of feels.
1. They pointed how it is our parampara.
बुजुर्गो का सम्मान भारतीय परम्परा
— सुरजाराम (@surjarammundel) November 29, 2017
2. They called Akshay’s gesture really sweet.
3. That’s true!
Sir, you are fatherly to every youngster!
— R.R. (@rajivranjan2013) November 29, 2017
4. And, some showered more love.
— reetu (@reetu180) November 28, 2017
Big B and Akshay have worked in various films where he played his on-screen father. The whole industry respects Big B a lot and still after so many years, Big B’s humility and embarrassment upon being complimented is unmissable.