Dadasaheb Phalke Award: Amitabh Bachchan should have got this honour earlier, says Lata Mangeshkar

Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar has greeted Amitabh Bachchan for being selected for Dadasaheb Phalke Award in the 50th year of his career. Talking to Dainik Bhaskar, she said, “I congratulate Amitabh ji. It would have been better had he received this award earlier. It was very important for him to get this prestigious award. I am very happy with the government’s decision.”

‘Amitabh is the pillar of our industry’

Lata further adds, “Amitabh is the pillar of our industry. God has given him something that when you look at him he never looks tired. He always looks so energetic that you never feel that he should stop working. I have seen such energy in very few people. His way of working is amazing.”

‘I go to Amitabh’s house on his birthday’

Lata said, “Usually we meet at some award function. We gave him the Dinanath Culture Institute award and at that time he had come. He has a great relationship with us. I always miss him. I go to his place on his birthday. Many times he meets, many times he is not at home. But I definitely go to his home. I always like to congratulate him because he is a very big artist.