IFFI honour for Rajinikanth

The International Film Festival in Goa will see actor Rajinikanth being conferred the Icon of Golden Jubilee Award by the Central government for his contribution to Indian cinema.

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakjash Javadekar tweeted, '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'.

The 50th International Film Festival of India, IFFI 2019, will be held from November 20-28 in Goa. Over 200 best films from 76 countries, 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films in the Indian Panorama section will be screened at the film festival.

This is the latest recognition for the Superstar, a Padma Vibhushan recipient, who had previously been given the Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year at IFFI in 2014.

Two film films have been chosen to be screened at the prestigious festival — Radhakrishnan Parthiban’s Oththa Seruppu and Lakshmy Ramakrishnan’s House Owner.