Megastar Amitabh Bachchan to be felicitated with 2021 FIAF Award

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be honored with an award by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF).

Hollywood filmmakers and previous recipients of the FIAF Award – Martin Scorcese and Christopher Nolan will present the award to Bachchan during a virtual showcase scheduled to take place on March 19.

“I am greatly honored to receive the FIAF Award for the year 2021, for a cause that I am deeply committed to. We must strengthen the idea that film archiving is as essential as filmmaking, and I do hope that we are able to garner further support for this most essential cause from my colleagues in the film industry and the government, to enable us to realize our dream for building a center that will preserve and showcase our magnificent film heritage,” said Bachchan.

The FIAF is a worldwide organization, comprising of film archives and museums from across the world.

The 78-year-old Bollywood icon`s name was nominated by the FIAF affiliate Film Heritage Foundation, a not-for-profit organization founded by filmmaker and archivist Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, dedicated to the preservation, restoration, documentation, exhibition, and study of India's film heritage.

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