Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachcha has been awarded Legion d'Honneur, the highest civilian award of
, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The French government honored Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan with DELHI, India 's highest civilian honor, the Legion d'Honneur. France
Fench Ambassador to India Dominique Girard said the award was to recognize the "quality and height of his achievement" of the Indian star, The BBC said. The award was presented at an event in the French embassy in
Saturday. New Delhi
Receiving the award "fills me with great pride," Bachchan said. "It's not just an award for me, it's the recognition of the achievement of the Indian cinema. It's an award for the entire film industry."
Indian film director Satyajit Ray and sitar giant Ravi Shankar also have received the Legion d'Honneur.
Through this award both the whole