Film festival to honour Bachchan
Published 13/03/2010 | 06:26
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.