At the opening ceremony of the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival, CM Mamata Banerjee has demanded to honor Amitabh Bachchan with the Bharat Ratna Award. He said that “We will raise the demand to honor Amitabh Bachchan with the Bharat Ratna Award, not officially, but from Bengal, for his contribution to Indian cinema for such a long time.”
Amitabh Bachchan is a great Indian actor who has acted in more than 200 Indian films. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema and has been a prominent figure in the Indian film industry for over five decades.
Amitabh Bachchan has won several awards for his performance, including four National Film Awards and several Filmfare Awards. He is also a successful film producer and television host.
Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of India. It is awarded for exceptional service to the advancement of arts, literature and science and in recognition of public service of the highest order. The award was instituted in 1954, and is presented by the President of India. Only a limited number of persons can be awarded the Bharat Ratna at any point of time, and this award is not given posthumously. Some of the most famous recipients of the Bharat Ratna include Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Sachin Tendulkar.