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Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla awarded for cultural promotion
03rd May 2008  10.00 IST
By Agencies  


Bollywood mega superstar Amitabh Bachchan and actress Juhi Chawla were awarded for their contribution to cultural promotion at a function at the courthouse Kempenski in London.

Lord Navnit Dholakia, NRI and Deputy Leader of the liberal democrats in the House of Lords, presented the 'International Award for Cultural Promotion' for 2008 to Bachchan Thursday night describing him as an icon of the film industry.




Expressing gratitude to the star, Lord Dholakia said Bachchan, named the greatest star of the millennium by BBC online poll, had been a remarkable ambassador, not only in India, but for Indians all over the world.

"You have promoted the best in India all over the globe," he said.

In his brief response, the superstar, who flew to London Thursday afternoon from Bangkok, thanked the organisers for choosing him for the award.

Referring to Dholakia's remarks that his Scottish wife had seen Bachchan-starrer Sholay 15 times, Bachchan said, "We try our best to build bridges among the people."

Kartar Lalvani, an NRI entrepreneur and Chief of Vitabiotics, a leading vitamin producing company, presented the 'Cultural Promotion Award' to Juhi Chawla.

Juhi said she hoped to continue working to live up to the expectations of the people.

Both Bachchan and Juhi will soon be seen in Bhoothnath .

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