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Superstar Rajinikanth to get ‘Icon of Golden Jubilee’ award at IFFI 2019

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Mumbai: The Ministry for Information and Broadcasting has announced that the award for ‘Icon of Golden Jubilee’ of the International Film Festival of India, will be given to Superstar Rajinikanth. The announcement was made by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday.

The 50th edition of the film festival will be held in Goa from November 20 to November 28. Over 200 films from across the world will be screened at the venues.

Superstar Rajinikanth has been ruling the hearts of the people across the globe for more than four decades now. He made his acting debut in the year 1975 with K. Balachander’s Apoorva Raagangal in which he starred alongside Kamal Haasan, Major Sundarrajan, Srividya and Jayasudha in the lead roles. Soon after that, there was no turning back for Rajini and he went on to work in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi languages.

A tweet put out by the Minister stated, “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.” He further told the media that he was happy to note that the actor had accepted the award.

The Petta actor is overwhelmed with this recognition and took to Twitter to thank the government for honouring him. He wrote, “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

Russia will be the partner country at the festival this year.  Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Amitabh Bachchan’s selected seven or eight films will also be showcased at the movie gala.

 

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Akshay Kumar’s ‘Gold’ to release in China on Dec 13

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Mumbai: Superstar Akshay Kumar-starrer sports drama “Gold” is slated to release in China on December 13.

Announcing the news, Akshay on Wednesday took to Twitter and wrote: “‘GOLD’ releasing in China on 13th December, 2019!”

Directed by Reema Kagti, “Gold” released last year on August 15. The film traces the golden era of Indian hockey through the journey of Tapan Das, a young assistant manager who dreamt of playing for an independent nation.

The film also stars Mouni Roy, Amit Sadh, Kunal Kapoor and Sunny Kaushal.

Also, “Gold” was released in Saudi Arabia last year and according to Akshay Kumar, it’s the first Hindi film to release there.

“The story of India’s first Gold medal victory for the first time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Happy to share, ‘Gold’ is the first ever Bollywood movie to release in the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia,” Akshay had tweeted.

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