Amitabh Bachchan honored for being 'bridge builder between India and Europe'.

Mumbai, Maharashtra, IndiaUpdated: May 19, 2018, 05:52 PM IST

File photo of Amitabh Bachchan Photograph:(PTI)

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honored by European Union for strengthening Europe-India cultural ties.

The 75-year-old actor took to Twitter to share the pictures from the award ceremony and thanked EU Ambassador Tomasz Kozlowski for bestowing him with the honor. 

"Thanks to #EU Ambassador Kozlowski @EU_Amb_India #EUIndiaEkSaath, for bestowing a prestigious award on me from the EU for being a bridge builder between India and Europe," Bachchan tweeted. 

Kozlowski responded to the actor's post on the microblogging site saying his films bring European cinema lovers close to the Indian culture. ? "Thank you @SrBachchan for celebrating with us Europe Day and European Year of Cultural Heritage. Your artistic accomplishments & contributions to Europe-India cultural ties are unique. You bring Indian culture closer to European film lovers. We honor you for that! @EU_in_India," Kozlowski wrote. 


Daughter Shweta accompanied Bachchan for the award ceremony. 

Bachchan, whose last release "102 Not Out", co-starring Rishi Kapoor, was well-received by critics as well as audiences, will next be seen in "Thugs of Hindostan".