Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth will be honored with the coveted special Icon of Golden Jubilee award at the 50th International Film Festival of India,Prakash Javadekar Information and Broadcasting Minister announced on Saturday.
Taking to Twitter, Javadekar wrote, “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 also announced that French actor Isabelle Huppert as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Thanking the government for the same,Rajinikanth took to Twitter and wrote, “I thank the government of India for this prestigious honor bestowed upon me on the golden jubilee of the International film festival of India.”
The film festival will take place in Goa from November 20 to 28 November.Over 250 films from various countries will be screened at the event.