Courtesy : Amitabh Bachchan Instagram
Bollywood’s legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan was recently awarded the 2021 FIAF Award by The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) through a virtual ceremony on Friday. The Sholay actor’s name was reportedly nominated by the FIAF affiliate Film Heritage Foundation, founded by filmmaker and archivist Shivendra Singh Dungarpur.
After a virtual conference held on Friday, Amitabh penned a heartfelt note for the film industry after being conferred with the 2021 FIAF award by FIAF. The 78-year-old star shared a picture of him from last night after he received the accolade.
Check out his post below:
The award was presented virtually to Amitabh by Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan, who share a long-standing relationship with India through their affiliation with the Film Heritage Foundation.
Big-B was honoured for his dedication and contribution to the preservation of the world’s film heritage and he will be the first Indian to receive this international award.
Martin Scorsese (2001), Ingmar Bergman (2003) and Christopher Nolan (2017), have been some of the recipients of this honour in the past.