Amitabh Bachchan tweets of his embarrassment after Akshay Kumar touches his feet at IFFI 2017

By:  Aksha Pathak

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Bollywood’s megastar Amitabh Bachchan was bestowed with the Indian Film Personality of the Year Award at the 48th IFFI. The actor was touched by this and thanked everyone for their wishes and kind words and his social media account. The award was presented to the superstar by Bollywood’s Khiladi Akshay Kumar who at the time of honoring Mr. Bachchan with the award touched his feet as a form of respect, after giving a touching and affectionate speech. Although the veteran actor felt sheepish after this and wrote “not done” on social media. Both the actors have worked together in various movies like  Aankhen, Rishtaa, Waqt.

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Amitabh Bachchan later that night wrote on his twitter handle,

“most humbling evening at the IFFI awards .. honored and filled with such gratefulness to IFFI and the extremely endearing words by Akshay Kumar, Karan, and the dignitaries..”

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He also updated his picture while receiving the award with the caption,

T 2725 -A most humbling evening at the IFFI awards .. honored and filled with such gratefulness to IFFI and the extremely endearing words by Akshay Kumar, Karan, and the dignitaries .. मेरा आभार, स्नेह

— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 28, 2017

Akshay Kumar also shared with the audience a childhood incident where he met with the legendary actor who not only gave a young Akshay his autograph but also shared with him the grapes he was eating. Akshay Kumar’s praises for the actor went through the glass ceiling and then he took B-town’s DON’s permission to touch his feet. Mr. Bachchan then posted on Twitter,

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“embarrassed that Akshay does this ... no Akshay this is not done. embarrassed that Akshay does this... no Akshay this is not done.”

In his acceptance speech, the actor said,

“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.”

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