Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured by
the Australian government for his remarkable contribution to the
Indian cinema, which is celebrating its centenary year.
The 70-year-old actor started his career in 1969 with Saat
Hindustani and thereafter delivered hits like Zanjeer,
Deewar, Sholay, Don and many more.
"Another recognition by the Australian Government and its
Commission here in Mumbai, in celebration for the 100 years of
Indian Cinema, and my contribution towards fructifying the
relations between the two countries... I am most humbled ..," Bachchan posted on his blog.
Last year, the National Award-winning actor was felicitated with
an honorary doctorate from the Queensland University of Technology
in Brisbane, Australia.
However, on the professional front, Amitabh Bachchan is busy
with Taalismaan, a romantic fantasy adventure film
directed by Ram Madhwani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. He is
also acting in Hollywood movie The Great Gatsby directed
by Baz Luhrmann.