Amitabh Bachchan honoured for being ‘bridge builder between India and Europe’.
Mumbai, May 19: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured by European Union for strengthening Europe-India cultural ties.
The 75-year-old actor took to Twitter to share the pictures from the award ceremony and thanked EU Ambassador Tomasz Kozlowski for bestowing him with the honour.
“Thanks to #EU Ambassador Kozlowski @EU_Amb_India #EUIndiaEkSaath, for bestowing a prestigious award on me from the EU for being a bridge builder between India and Europe,” Bachchan tweeted.
Kozlowski responded to the actor’s post on the microblogging site saying his films bring European cinema lovers close to the Indian culture.
“Thank you @SrBachchan for celebrating with us Europe Day and European Year of Cultural Heritage. Your artistic accomplishments & contributions to Europe-India cultural ties are unique. You bring Indian culture closer to European film lovers. We honour you for that! @EU_in_India,” Kozlowski wrote.
Daughter Shweta accompanied Bachchan for the award ceremony.
Bachchan, whose last release “102 Not Out”, co-starring Rishi Kapoor, was well-received by critics as well as audiences, will next be seen in “Thugs of Hindostan”.