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Bachchan honoured for being ‘bridge builder between India and Europe’

Actor Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to share some pictures of the award ceremony and thanked EU Ambassador Tomasz Kozlowski for bestowing upon him the honour

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been feted by Tomasz Kozlowski, the European Union Ambassador to India, for being a bridge builder between India and Europe. ‘Big B’, as the star is also referred to, in his inimitable way thanked the diplomat, posting a few pictures of his with the ambassador on social media.

The 75-year-old actor took to Twitter to share some pictures of the award ceremony and thanked EU Ambassador Tomasz Kozlowski for bestowing upon him the honour. Bachchan on Friday night tweeted a series of photographs of himself and Kozlowski.

“Thanks to #EU Ambassador Kozlowski @EU_Amb_India #EUIndiaEkSaath, for bestowing a prestigious award on me from the EU for being a bridge builder between India and Europe,” Bachchan tweeted.

Kozlowski responded to the actor’s post on the microblogging site saying his films bring European cinema lovers close to the Indian culture.

“Thank you @SrBachchan for celebrating with us Europe Day and European Year of Cultural Heritage. Your artistic accomplishments & contributions to Europe-India cultural ties are unique. You bring Indian culture closer to European film lovers. We honour you for that! @EU_in_India,” Kozlowski wrote.

Daughter Shweta accompanied Bachchan for the award ceremony.


Recently, Amitabh Bachchan has been voted the most engaging Indian actor on Facebook in a new survey. According to Score Trends, Big B has over 30 million followers on the popular social networking site.

The survey announced Bachchan as the numero uno actor with 100 points on Facebook. The 75-year-old star is active on media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, among others and has a personal blog on Tumblr.

On the work front, Amitabh Bachchan last featured in 102 Not Out with Rishi Kapoor which is an unconventional story about a father and son bonding. Amitabh plays the 102-year-old father whereas Rishi Kapoor is his 75-year-old son. Amitabh Bachchan will also be seen in Ayan Mukerji-directed Brahmastra, which stars Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. One of the year’s most anticipated films, Thugs of Hindostan, will also see the actor share screen space with Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif.

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