Amitabh Bachchan honoured for being 'bridge builder between India and Europe'.

Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured by European Union for strengthening Europe-India cultural ties.

The 75-year-old actor took to Twitter to share the pictures from the award ceremony and thanked EU Ambassador Tomasz Kozlowski for bestowing him with the honour.

"Thanks to #EU Ambassador Kozlowski @EU_Amb_India #EUIndiaEkSaath, for bestowing a prestigious award on me from the EU for being a bridge builder between India and Europe," Bachchan tweeted.

Kozlowski responded to the actor's post on the microblogging site saying his films bring European cinema lovers close to the Indian culture. ‏

"Thank you @SrBachchan for celebrating with us Europe Day and European Year of Cultural Heritage. Your artistic accomplishments & contributions to Europe-India cultural ties are unique. You bring Indian culture closer to European film lovers. We honour you for that! @EU_in_India," Kozlowski wrote.

Daughter Shweta accompanied Bachchan for the award ceremony.

Bachchan, whose last release "102 Not Out", co-starring Rishi Kapoor, was well-received by critics as well as audiences, will next be seen in "Thugs of Hindostan". 

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