Superstar Amitabh Bachchan was honored with the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum being held at Davos, Switzerland. Big B was honored for his contribution towards world cinema.
Receiving the award Bachchan wrote ‘I have no idea there is so much visibility to Indian cinema in other parts of the world. Just so amazing … This recognition, this attention, this awareness to our world and our craft. So overwhelming’
Big B recieved this award along with another indian classical dancer, Mallika Sarabhai. Crystal Award pays tribute to decisive role of arts and culture in creation of global understanding and peace. Among the other recipients were Chinese martial arts actor Jet li.
The World Economic Forum is a Geneva-based non-profit foundation known for its annual meeting, which brings together top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world, including health and environment.