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Thursday 17 August 2017

Film festival to honour Bachchan

The Hong Kong International Film Festival will honour Amitabh Bachchan with a lifetime achievement award
The Hong Kong International Film Festival will honour Amitabh Bachchan with a lifetime achievement award

The Hong Kong International Film Festival plans to honour Indian screen star Amitabh Bachchan with a lifetime achievement award at the event's Asian Film Awards.

Organisers said in a statement the 67-year-old actor will accept the award in person at the annual prize ceremony on March 22.

Bachchan has appeared in more than 100 movies in a career spanning four decades.

His recent credits include The Last Lear, Sarkar Raj and Paa.

Festival director Shaw Soo Wei said Bachchan left a mark on world cinema "with tremendous talent, a rigorous work ethic and an uncanny ability to reinvent himself".

Organisers will also present Chinese director Zhang Yimou with an award for outstanding contributions to Asian cinema.

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