Amitabh Bachchan - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   The 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) honoured which actor with the Indian film Personality of 2017 award?

a. Amitabh Bachchan
b. Dillip Kumar
c. Shah Rukh Khan
d. Aishwarya Rai Bachan
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Amitabh Bachchan

The 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was held in Panaji in Goa.

The closing ceremony was held at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Bambolim.

Legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with the Indian film personality of 2017 award.

Other IFFI 2017 Winners

  • Acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan was honoured with the lifetime achievement award.
  • Morocco-born French director Robin Campillo's drama film 120 BPM won the coveted Golden Peacock Award at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
  • The film, set in France in the 1990s, deals with homosexuality and the AIDS epidemic. The film had its India premiere at IFFI 2017.
  • The Golden Peacock carries a cash prize of र40 lakh, to be shared equally between the producer and the director.
  • The Best Actor (Male) Award went to Nahuel Perez Biscaryat for his portrayal of AIDS activist Sean Dalmazo. In a video address, Mr. Biscayart dedicated the award to those afflicted by HIV/AIDS.
  • Chinese Vivian Qu won the Best Director Award for her 2017 film Angels Wear White.
  • The Best Actor (Female) award went to Parvathy T.K. for her portrayal of a nurse who wages a battle for the release of her husband held hostage by the rebel army in war-torn Iraq in Mahesh Narayanan's Malayalam film Take Off.
  • Mr. Narayanan also walked away with the Special Jury Award for the film.

2)   Who has been appointed as the Maharastra’s tiger Ambassador?

a. Manoj Bajpai
b. Salman Khan
c. Amitabh Bachchan
d. Nana Patekar
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Amitabh Bachchan

On 10 Aug’15, Amitabh Bachchan accepted the proposal of Maharashtra Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar to be the Maharashtra’s Tiger Ambassador of the state.

3)   Which celebrity on 20th July’15 said that he did not enter into any contract with Doordarshan to endorse its channel DD Kisan?

a. Salman Khan
b. Shahrukh Khan
c. Anupam Kher
d. Amitabh Bachchan
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan said in a statement that he neither entered into any contract with Doordarshan, for DD Kisan, nor did he receive any money from them. There were reports that Bachchan was roped in for Rs 6.31 crore in the most expensive endorsement deal ever by an actor.