Superstar Rajnikanth will be honoured with a special Icon of Golden Jubilee award at the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Saturday. French actor, Isabelle Huppert will also receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to cinema.
Mr Javadekar also announced that the festival will screen 50 films by 50 female filmmakers to acknowledge the contribution of women in cinema.
This time it will be a gold anniversary of the festival which will be held in Goa from November 20 to 28. Close to 250 films from various countries will be screened at the premiere film festival.