Indian superstar Amitabh Bachchan will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 4th Asian Film Awards.
Bachchan will accept the award in person at the ceremony on March 22 in Hong Kong. The last recipient of the award was Japanese director Yoji Yamada in 2008.
“The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises film professionals whose body of work has made a lasting impact of outstanding artistic, cultural and commercial significance to the field of cinema,” said Shaw Soo Wei, executive director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society which organises the awards.
Named the “undisputed Godfather of Bollywood” by Time magazine, Bachchan has starred in more than 100 films over five decades. Last year alone, he appeared in four Bollywood films – Zamaanat, Paa, Delhi-6 and Aladdin.
Meanwhile, as previously announced, Chinese director Zhang Yimou will be presented with the Asian Film Award for Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema at the same ceremony.