On Saturday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced, The 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will honour actor Rajinikanth with a special Icon of Golden Jubilee award. In its golden jubilee year, the festival will screen 50 films by 50 female filmmakers to acknowledge the contribution of women in cinema, Prakash Javadekar said.
Prakash Javadekar tweeted regarding Superstar Rajinikanth, “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. IFFIGoa50”. The festival will be held in Goa from November 20 to 28 with close to 250 films from various countries to be screened at the premier movie extravaganza.
Thanking the Indian Government, Superstar Rajinikanth tweeted: “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”. Rajinikanth will start dubbing for Murugadoss’ cop action entertainer ‘Darbar’ from this month and he is planning to begin shooting for his new film with ‘Viswasam’ director Siva from December of this year.