Superstar Rajinikanth conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu
Superstar Rajinikanth received a standing ovation by the audience while he was conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest film honour, by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu in the capital today 925th Oct.). The veteran star was felicitated with a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl, and a cash prize.
"I am extremely happy to receive this prestigious award. My heartfelt thanks to the central government for honouring me with the Dadasaheb Phalke award. I would like to dedicate this award to my guru K Balachander. Today, I remember him with great gratitude. I also want to thank my friend who saw this talent in me and suggested me to do acting while I was working as a bus conductor," he recalled.
Rajinikanth also dedicated his win to all the producers, directors, members of the film industry and fans.
"Thanks to everyone for their support... press, media, directors, distributors, producers and fans... my heartfelt thanks to everyone. Also, a special thanks to Tamil people... without them I am nobody," he expressed his gratitude.
Rajinikanth attended the presentation ceremony along with his wife Latha, daughter Aishwarya, and son-in-law Dhanush.
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