Amitabh Bachchan.(Source: Instagram/@amitabhbachchan) Photograph:( Instagram )
The actor took to Twitter to inform his fans that he would be unable to attend the ceremony as he is down with fever.
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been conferred the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award, will be skipping the National Film Awards ceremony on Monday owing to bad health.
The 77-year-old actor took to Twitter and said, "Down with fever .. ! Not allowed to travel .. will not be able to attend National Award tomorrow in Delhi .. so unfortunate .. my regrets .."
T 3584/5/6 -— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 22, 2019
Down with fever .. ! Not allowed to travel .. will not be able to attend National Award tomorrow in Delhi .. so unfortunate .. my regrets ..
The actor was to be conferred with Indian cinema`s highest honour - Dadasaheb Phalke award at the ceremony.
The 66th National Film Awards will be held at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi on Monday.The National Film Awards is the most prominent film award ceremony in India.
The ceremony will be held at Vigyan Bhawan, it will be attended by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar.
The National Awards are handed out to the winners by the President of India, but as per reports this time President Ram Nath Kovind will not attend the ceremony but will host a high tea for the winners later. See the full list of winners here.
Actors Vicky Kaushal and Ayushmann Khuranna jointly won the Best Actor trophy for their performances in `Uri: The Surgical Strike` and `Andhadhun` while Malayalam actress Keerthy Suresh won the Best Actress award for 'Mahanati'.