Union Information & Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javdekar announced today that actor Rajinikanth will be honoured with the ‘Icon of Golden Jubilee’ award of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2019, set to happen in Goa.
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.
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) November 2, 2019
The actor took to Twitter to express his gratitude.
I thank the government of India for this prestigious honour bestowed upon me on the golden jubilee of the International film festival of India 🙏🏻#IFFI2019
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) November 2, 2019
Prakash Javdekar also announced that French actor Isabelle Huppert will be conferred with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award for a Foreign Artiste’ at the festival.
IFFI Goa celebrates its 50th edition this year and will take place from 20-28 November. This edition will also see the screening of several films helmed by women directors including Lakshmi Ramakrishnan‘s House Owner and Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy.
Less than 20 days to go for the Grand unveil of @IFFIGoa‘s Golden Jubilee edition 🎬✨ Goa is calling out for you. Are you listening?
— IFFI 2019 (@IFFIGoa) November 1, 2019
Here are the posters of the movie that had recently dropped.
Watch the trailer of Petta here.