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Amitabh Bachchan “overwhelmed” after receiving Global Diversity Award

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured with the Global Diversity Award 2013 at the State Room of Britain’s House of Commons here. Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP presented the ornately sculpted glass Award to the 71-year-old actor describing him as “a Bollywood icon and the most famous Indian film star of all time.” Describing Mr Bachchan as a role model, Speaker Bercow said, “You have been a role model and Amitabh you deserve the award.” British actor Hugh Grant was present at the award ceremony which was chaired by Rt Hon Keith Vaz, MP, Chairman, Home Affairs Select Committee. The citation noted that “Amitabh Bachchan first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the ‘angry young man’ of Hindi cinema, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades

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