Javadekar made the remarks during a speech after a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the French Embassy.
After Javadekar made the announcement on Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Rajinikanth with a tweet, "Congratulations Talaivar". Soon Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu too, tweeted.
"India every year gives Dada Saheb Phalke award to a film personality. This year this selection has been made by a jury comprising Asha Bhonsle, Mohanlal, Biswajit Chatterjee, Shankar Mahadevan and Subhash Ghai.
Union Minister said the senior advocate N Ramachander Rao, who was the only BJP MLC in the Council last time, raised various issues pertaining to the people in the Council
Content on OTT platforms has recently fuelled controversy, leading to public outcry and booking of makers of these programmes.
The Union Minister said that sometimes in a way it seems that these people who have been defeated in the elections are all gathering and trying to spoil the atmosphere in the country.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar unveiled the titles of 20 non-feature and 23 feature films, to be screened during the festival.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's invitation for the G7 summit to be held in the UK next year.
"Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) is a sunrise sector and our experts are providing back-end support to top filmmakers of the world," he said.
He said a film festival for short films based entirely on the deadly disease is a novel idea.
Rama Rao released a list of 50 questions to BJP seeking answers for its failures to implement the promises and address people's issues. He tore into the BJP-led Union government for the injustice meted out to the State over the last six years.
Hyderabad: Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar urged Indian scientists to focus on wildlife forensics, as India undertakes several major...