Rajinikanth, the most influential actor in South Indian cinema and is popularly known as Thalaiva across India for his impeccable contributions to cine industry. He was last seen in an action drama titled Darbar (2020) which scored a massive hit and he is currently filming for Annaatthe helmed by Siva. Amidst the Covid pandemic, there is happy news circling on the internet, actor Rajinikanth is to be awarded with the prestigious 51st Dadasaheb Phalke award of 2019 this year.
Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award and it is an annual celebration of honouring for the outstanding contribution to cinema. After the pandemic, the Indian government is back on board to honour the talent in Indian cinema for the year 2019. Prakash Javedkar, Minister of Information and Broadcasting took to Twitter and officially announced the news. He captioned “Happy to announce #Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2019 to one of the greatest actors in history of Indian cinema Rajnikant ji His contribution as actor, producer and screenwriter has been iconic I thank Jury @ashabhosle @SubhashGhai1 @Mohanlal @Shankar_Live #BiswajeetChatterjee (sic.)”
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Happy to announce #Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2019 to one of the greatest actors in history of Indian cinema Rajnikant ji
His contribution as actor, producer and screenwriter has been iconic
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) April 1, 2021
With this news, the entire country is on a congratulatory spree to the superstar for his achievement. The first of them all was the Prime Minister Narendra Modi who congratulated him for his years of service and dedication to cinema.
It is indeed a great honour for Rajinikanth, who started his career from a scratch and reached the pinnacle with his earnest efforts. We at Telugu Filmnagar congratulate Rajinikanth for receiving India’s highest cinematic honour, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.