Sachin Tendulkar congratulates Amitabh Bachchan using a famous dialogue from his super-hit movie Agneepath

On Tuesday (Sept 24), Indian superstar Amitabh Bachchan was unanimously selected for this year’s Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar confirmed the news on Twitter.


“The legend Amitabh Bachchan who entertained and inspired for 2 generations has been selected unanimously for #DadaSahabPhalke award. The entire country and international community is happy. My heartiest Congratulations to him,” Prakash Javadekar tweeted.

The award is for Mr. Bachchan’s outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema.

Mr. Bachchan will mark his 50th anniversary in Indian cinema this year. He made his debut in 1969 with the movie, Saat Hindustani.

After the announcement, Bollywood fraternity and fans started wishing Mr. Bachchan on social media. Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar also uniquely congratulated Big B.

In his message, Sachin used the famous dialogue from Senior Bachchan’s super-hit movie Agneepath.

“‘Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, Poora Naam. Baap Ka Naam Dinanath Chauhan, Maa Ka Naam Suhasini Chauhan. Gaon Mandwa. Umar 36…’ a line that gives me goosebumps even today! May you continue to win hearts across the globe, Amit ji,” tweeted Sachin.

Released in 1990, Agneepath is considered one of the all-time great movies. For his performance in the film, Mr. Bachchan received his first National Film Award for Best Actor. A remake of the film was made in 2012 by Karan Johar starring Hrithik Roshan.

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