Superstar Rajinikanth is one of the greatest actors in the Indian film industry now. On April 1, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar met the press and announced that Rajinikanth will receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year for his contibution to cinema. Soon after the award was announced, Prime Minister Narendra odi took to Twitter to congratulate the Darbar actor. He wrote, "Popular across generations, a body of work few can boast of, diverse roles and an endearing personality...that’s Shri @rajinikanth Ji for you. It is a matter of immense joy that Thalaiva has been conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Congratulations to him. (sic)."
Immensely humbled and honoured with your greetings and the most prestigious #DadasahebPhalkeAward award respected and dearest Shri @narendramodi ji. My heartfelt thanks to you and the government of india https://t.co/XT9X6paSNT— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) April 1, 2021