Abhishek Bachchan to be honoured by Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

(Photo credit: Abhishek Bachchan on Facebook)

Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan will be honoured with the Leadership in Cinema award at the 13th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.

The awards will be held from August 12th to 30th, both virtually and physically.

According to Times of India, Bachchan said, “For them to confer me with the Leadership in Cinema award is truly an honour for me and I’m thankful to the jury and the team of IFFM. To be in another country celebrating Indian pride and Indian content alongside my peers is something I’m truly looking forward to.”

Times says this event is one of the biggest Indian film festivals outside of the country.

This year, it will host a number of Bollywood personalities including Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Samantha Akkineni, Shefali Shah and Vaani Kapoor.

Former India cricketer Kapil Dev, who was portrayed by Ranveer Singh in the movie “83” which has been nominated for “Best Film”, will also be present.

Bachchan, too, is up for an award – Best Actor (Male) for his role in “Dasvi”