Sunday, January 28, 2007

Amitabh Bachchan Received Legion d'Honneur, the Highest Civilian Award of France

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachcha has been awarded Legion d'Honneur, the highest civilian award of France. This great has been acted about 140 years in his acting career. He has taken the award from Dominique Girard, France ambassador to India. Amitabh Bachchan’s son Abhishek Bachchan, a Bollywood star, and her would-be daughter in law famous actress Aishwarya Rai was present at that moment. Daily India reported:

DELHI, India, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The French government honored Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan with France's highest civilian honor, the Legion d'Honneur.

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 New Delhi Saturday.

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 India has been honored. This is an international recognition of Bollywoo too. I hope Indian and French film industry now may build a bridge between them and presents some excellent works for the fans.