Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan honoured with citation by the European Union

Bachchan is a living legend and one of the most respected names in the Indian film fraternity. A power packed performer who needs no introduction, a film actor, producer, television host, and former politician.

Over the decades, the veteran actor has gained massive fan following that compasses across generations and different nationalities.

The European Union felicitated the veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan with a Citation

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The 75 years old actor shared some moments from the events

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He wrote: “A decoration again. From the EU, the European Union on Europe Day celebration, to felicitate me with a Citation. Humbling and gratified, Such is the nature of these events that are most humbling and filled with gratitude. It makes me want to run away from it all, but certain obligations need to be accepted. And so I did”

        “(Quote Source: TOI)

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Bachchan was accompanied by his daughter Shweta Nanda at the event

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Bachchan further expressed on his blog and wrote,

“Far too much attention is given and I find it difficult to digest or accept what is written and said. I am least deserving, and most unworthy of such, but they insist and I comply. But EU is a robust institution and when they decorate they do so after much consideration… I am most obliged and thankful” 

        (Quote Source: TOI)

The EU Ambassador to India, Tomasz Kozlowski, also took to Twitter to thank Amitabh for gracing the event.

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“Thank you shri Amitabh Bachchan for being Guest of Honour at Europe Day in Mumbai! It was occasion to facilitate Mr Bachchan for his artistic achievements and extraordinary contribution to building cultural bridges between Europe and India”

Bachchan whose last release was 102 not out with Rishi Kapoor was praised by both critics and the audience.

He is currently shooting for his next venture Thugs of Hindostan which will mark his first onscreen appearance with Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan. Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya the film is being produced by Yash Raj Films.