In his thanks giving and acceptance speech, Amitabh Bachchan said, "In many ways I feel that Indian cinema is a great integrator and at a time when all of us are thinking separately wanted to do things separately of bringing divides amongst ourselves."
" Indian cinema is one entity that is bringing all of us together and I think I feel very proud to be associated with it," he claimed. Bachchan made his film debut in 1969 as one of the seven protagonists in Saat Hindustani but won critical acclaim and success in 1971 with the film Anand.
The film, which catapulted him to the path of super-stardom, was Sholay. After this Amitabh kept giving hits like Amar Akbar Anthony, Kabhi Kabhie and Trishul and Muqaddar Ka Sikander among others and since then he has never looked back.