Rajinikanth and French actor Isabelle Huppert will be honoured at the 50th International Film Festival of India(IFFI).

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar made the announcement on Saturday.

The festival will honour Rajinikanth with a special Icon of Golden Jubilee award while Isabelle will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Prakash Javadekar put out a series of tweets about the film festival honours.

In honouring Rajinikanth, he tweeted alongside a picture of the superstar, “In recognition of his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, during the past several decades, I am happy to announce that the award for the ICON OF GOLDEN JUBILEE OF #IFFI2019 is being conferred on cine star Shri S Rajnikant.IFFIGoa50.”

He also shared a picture of the French artiste and announced on Twitter, “Happy to announce that Life Time Achievement Award for a ‘Foreign Artiste’ will be conferred on French Actress Isabelle Hupert.
#IFFI2019 #IFFIGoa50.”

At the Golden Jubilee of the festival that will be held in Goa from November 20 to 28, around 200 films from across the world will be shown.

Of the 200, 24 films are in the race for Oscar nominations and 50 films have been directed by women.

The International Film Festival of India(IFFI) is one of the significant celebrators of cinema in Asia.

Founded in 1952, and held annually, currently, in the state of Goa, the festival is conducted jointly by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Directorate of Film Festivals and the Government of Goa.

At the 49th Film Festival in 2019, Sergei Koznitsa won the Best Film award for Donbass.

Veteran lyricist Salim Khan was awarded the Indian Film Personality of the Year and Dan Wolman was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.