The actor’s PR also shared the news. He posted, ‘The 51st #DadasahebPhalkeAward will be conferred upon #Superstar @rajinikanth, says Union Minister @PrakashJavdekar!!! Another addition to your biggest achievements #ThalaivaFireFireRed heartRed heartParty popperParty popperPartying facePartying face #SuperstarRajinikanth #Thalaivar #Thalaivaa #SuperstarGetsPhalkeAward.’
Rajinikanth, 70, is among Indian cinema’s most iconic stars. He made his debut in the 1975 Tamil film Apoorva Ragangal and delivered superhit films such as Billu, Muthu, Baashha, Sivaji, and Enthiran. Rajinikanth also starred in several Bollywood hits such as Hum and Chaalbaaz. His last few film releases were Kaala and 2.0 in 2018, 2019’s Petta and Darbar last year. Rajinikanth will next be seen in Annaatthe.