Darbar actor Rajinikanth will be honoured with Icon of Golden Jubilee award whereas the French actress Isabelle Huppert will get the lifetime achievement award for foreign artiste at 50th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Prakash Javadekar has officially confirmed this news by sharing a post on Twitter, "In recognition of his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, during the past several decades, I am happy to announce that the award for the ICON OF GOLDEN JUBILEE OF #IFFI2019 is being conferred on cine star Shri S. Rajinikanth."
Sivaji: The Boss, Lingaa and Enthiran fame actor Rajinikanth thanked Indian government for this honour and tweeted, "I thank the government of India for this prestigious honour bestowed upon me on the golden jubilee of the International film festival of India #IFFI2019. On the workside, Rajinikanth will be next seen in AR Murugadoss’ directorial venture Darbar.