Indian cinema superstar Amitabh Bachchan has been honored with Joy Award by Saudi Arabia. The award is in recognition of lifetime contribution to the film industry. About 20 people who have shown excellence in various fields were honored at the function.
Amitabh Bachchan was felicitated at the third edition of the awards ceremony organized by the Saudi General Entertainment Authority to honor talents in various fields. The event was held in collaboration with MBC Group at Bakar Al Sheddi Theater in Riyadh Bollywood City. Bollywood’s very own Big B received the Joy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Film Industry at the biggest award venue in the Middle East region.
Around 200 artists from cinema, music, theater and social fields were competing for the Joy Award, out of which 20 people from various fields were selected for the award this time. Entries were invited for the competition last year. The award night was attended by the Chairman of the Saudi Entertainment Authority, Turki Alushikh. The ceremony was notable for the presence of renowned talents in various fields and a large crowd, apart from famous film directors, actors, singers and other arts and sports stars from the Arab world and internationally. Abhithab Bachchan said that he was happy to receive such an award on such a prestigious platform and thanked him for being chosen for this.