Superstar Rajinikanth will receive the Special Icon award at the Golden Jubilee of International Film Festival of India, IFFI in Goa this month. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced this in New Delhi today. He said that the award will be presented in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, during the past several decades.
The Minister also announced that Life Time Achievement Award for a Foreign Artiste will be conferred on French Actress Isabelle Hupert. He said, during the 50th International Film Festival in Goa, 50 films of women directors will be showcased. Mr Javadekar said, among the 200 Foreign films for IFFI, 24 Films are in the race for Oscar nominations.