Megastar Rajinikanth will be honoured with the Icon of Golden Jubilee award and French actress Isabelle Huppert will receive the lifetime achievement award for foreign artiste at the 50th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI). In its golden jubilee year, the festival will screen 50 films by 50 female filmmakers to acknowledge the contribution of women in cinema, Mr. Javadekar said. Russia will be the partner country at the festival this year.
Rajinikanth took to social media to thank the Indian government for the honour. “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,” tweeted the star, who has mostly worked in Tamil films such as Sivaji: The Boss, Lingaa and Enthiran.
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Javadekar also announced that the lifetime achievement award for a Foreign Artiste will be conferred on Huppert. He tweeted, “Happy to announce that Life Time Achievement Award for a ‘Foreign Artiste’ will be conferred on French Actress Isabelle Huppert. #IFFI2019 #IFFIGoa50.”