Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, on Tuesday night, announced that he was going to be honoured with the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award. Ever since the news broke, Bachchan’s colleagues and fans started pouring in wishes and congratulatory messages on social media. With a decades-long career in films and an indescribable contribution to Indian cinema, the actor enjoys unmatched admiration from people of all walks of life. This includes the Bollywood tribe, including biggies such as Anil Kapoor, Karan Johar and more.
The first one to tweet was son Abhishek Bachchan. ‘Overjoyed and so, so proud!’, he wrote.
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) September 24, 2019
‘You richly deserve this commendable honour,’ tweeted Thalaiva Rajinikanth.
‘The most inspiring legend of Indian Cinema!!!! He is a bonafide rock star!!! I am honoured and proud to be in the Era of AMITABH BACHCHAN!,’ wrote Karan Johar, as he extended his congratulations to Big B.
The most inspiring legend of Indian Cinema!!!! He is a bonafide rock star!!! I am honoured and proud to be in the Era of AMITABH BACHCHAN! The prestigious #DadaSahebPhalkeAward to @SrBachchan https://t.co/wPepdsbugL
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 24, 2019
‘It’s such a huge honour to be your fan
@SrBachchan sir,’ wrote Vivek Oberoi, as he lauded Bachchan’s contribution to Indian cinema.
Thank you for always inspiring us all! More power to you sir! pic.twitter.com/PstZJYIk1d
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) September 24, 2019
‘The legendary Lata Mangeshkar also took to Twitter to convey her wishes.
नमस्कार अमितजी .आपको दादासाहेब फालके पुरस्कार घोषित हुआ ये सुनके मुझे बहुत ख़ुशी हुई.मैं आपको बहुत बधाई देती हु.भारतीय चित्रपट सृष्टि के जनक के नाम का पुरस्कार भारतीय सिनेमा के महानायक को मिलना ये अपने आप में एक ऐतिहासिक घटना है.@SrBachchan
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) September 24, 2019
‘No one deserves this more!!!!,’ wrote Riteish Deshmukh, saying he was thrilled about Big B being conferred the honour.
No one deserves this more!!!! @SrBachchan Sir, heartiest congratulations!!!! Am thrilled to bits!!! #DadaSahebPhalkeAward -this is an honour for every #AmitabhBachchan Fan including me – Thank you @PrakashJavdekar ji – https://t.co/3Z9YvOJYz6
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) September 24, 2019
‘It’s another feather in your long list of well-deserved accolades. Honoured to have worked with you in some amazing films,’ tweeted Ajay Devgn.
Congratulations @SrBachchan ji on being bestowed the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. It’s another feather in your long list of well-deserved accolades. Honoured to have worked with you in some amazing films.????
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) September 25, 2019
Anil Kapoor also sounded overjoyed as he wrote, ‘There is no mention of Indian cinema without this Legend!’
There is no mention of Indian cinema without this Legend! He has redefined cinema with every role & deserves every accolade for his innumerable contributions! Congratulations @SrBachchan! #DadaSahebPhalkeAward https://t.co/sBJ7aHlGCI
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) September 24, 2019
‘One considers themselves lucky to get a chance to share screen space with you sir,’ wrote Neil Nitin Mukesh, who has worked with Bachchan in Wazir.
One considers themselves lucky to get a chance to share screen space with you sir. My career would be incomplete if I did not get that chance in WAZIR. Congratulations on your #DadaSahebPhalkeAward @SrBachchan ????❤️????????
— Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) September 24, 2019
‘Sir you teach us what work ethic really means, and how to remain motivated, dedicated and kind every single day,’ tweeted Parineeti Chopra.
Noone, absolutely noone deserves this more. Sir you teach us what work ethic really means, and how to remain motivated, dedicated and kind every single day. Congratulations sir. ❤️#DadaSahebPhalkeAward @SrBachchan
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) September 25, 2019
Our heartiest congratulations to the legend too!