Amitabh Bachchan has been felicitated with the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) Award for his contribution to Indian Cinema. Big B took to social media on Friday, shared a few pictures and wrote, “I am deeply honoured to have been conferred with the 2021 FIAF Award. Thank You to FIAF and to Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan for bestowing the award on me in the ceremony today. Our commitment to the cause of saving India’s film heritage is unshakeable and Film Heritage Foundation will continue its efforts to build a nationwide movement to save our films.@FHF_Official @fiaf1938 @shividungarpur.” In another post, Big B tweeted a link where fans can watch the awards ceremony.
During the ceremony, Tenet director Christopher recalled his meeting with Big B and said, “I had the privilege of meeting this living legend of Indian cinema a couple of years ago at an event hosted by the Film Heritage Foundation and it’s, as an ambassador for the Film Heritage Foundation, that Mr Bachchan has done so much advocacy for the vital cause of film preservation in India. It’s for this reason that the FIAF Executive Committee unanimously voted to give Mr Bachchan this year’s award. Mr Bachchan, I hope that you realize the importance of everything that you have done for the development of proper infrastructure for the preservation of India’s incredible film heritage. This is unbelievably important work and your voice, your reputation behind this cause adds so much and makes so much more possible.”