Amitabh Bachchan felicitated by Akshay Kumar, tweets about his embarrassment

Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with the Indian Film Personality Of The Year award at the recently concluded International Film Festival of India in Goa. The closing ceremony on Monday evening was a star studded affair, at which Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani and Akshay Kumarpresented the award to the 75-year-old megastar. That’s also when Akshay Kumar, in Big B’s words, “embarrassed” the legend. No, it wasn’t a joke or a commentary that got Big B tweeting about being embarrassed – it was actually Akshay’s attempt to touch Amitabh Bachchan’s feet. In photos shared on social media, one can see that Akshay, who was yet to present the award, reached for the actor’s feet, who then pulled him up and greeted Akshay with an embrace.

“Embarrassed that Akshay does this … no Akshay this is not done,” tweeted Big B. We can’t decide what’s more adorable – Big B’s words or the IFFI moment.


In his acceptance speech, the actor was quoted as saying, “We see the same film, we laugh on the same joke, we cry on the same emotion, we sing the same songs. In this fast world of today, where can you find such a wonderful and worthy example of unity and integration as we do in the world of cinema.”

Akshay and Big B have worked together in films like Aankhen, Rishtaa, Waqt.