Rajinikanth has been conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. The award, which is India’s highest film honour, will be awarded to Rajinikanth for the year 2019.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar took to social media to inform the news.
The awards for 2019 were postponed due to the pandemic. The award includes a Golden Lotus and a cash prize of ₹10 lakh.
Rajinikanth, 70, has been one of the front runners in bringing Indian cinema to a global platform.