Mammootty congratulates Rajinikanth for the Dadasaheb Phalke award
Mammootty wished the actor by referring to the characters they played in Thalapathi
Actor Rajinikanth has been conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2019 by the Government of India and many film personalities have already poured their wishes for the 70-year-old actor. The latest to send wishes for Rajinikanth is Mammootty, who took to Twitter to share his joy.
Sharing a still of Rajini from his 2016 film Kabali, Mammootty wished the actor by referring to the characters they played in the first and only collaboration - the 1991 Mani Ratnam film Thalapathi. The Malayalam actor tweeted, "Congratulations Surya for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. With love, Deva."
Rajinikanth joins an illustrious list of film personalities to have received the award, including his mentor K Balachander, Sivaji Ganesan, Satyajit Ray, Amitabh Bachchan, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Gulzar, Lata Mangeshkar, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, and K Vishwanath.
He is the fourth actor from South Indian cinema after Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Sivaji Ganesan, and Rajkumar to be awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke award.