The 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held in Goa from November 20-28. The festival has announced that Superstar Rajinikanth will be conferred Icon of Golden Jubilee of IFFI award this year while French cinema icon Isabelle Hupert will be conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award for a Foreign Artiste.
Making the announcement on his Twitter page, Minister of Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar posted, “In recognition of his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, during the past several decades, I am happy to announce that the award for the ICON OF GOLDEN JUBILEE OF #IFFI2019 is being conferred on cine star Shri S Rajnikant.”
This is the latest recognition for the Superstar, a Padma Vibhushan recipient, who had previously been given the Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year at IFFI in 2014.
Reacting to the announcement, Rajinikanth tweeted, “I thank the government of India for this prestigious honour bestowed upon me on the golden jubilee of the International film festival of India.”