The 66th National Film Awards will be taking place today in India’s capital. The winners of the prestigious awards will receive their medals from the Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu. The most awaited event will be held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

India’s Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was to attend the event as he was conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his unparalleled contribution to Indian cinema. Unfortunately, Amitabha Bachchan said that he wouldn’t be attending the ceremony to collect his honour as his doctor has advised him against travelling.

"T 3584/5/6 - Down with fever ..! Not allowed to travel .. will not be able to attend National Award tomorrow in Delhi .. so unfortunate .. my regrets .." he tweeted.

Earlier on being honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Big B expressed, "There is a paucity of words searching a response.. for the generosity of words that pour in ..I am but deeply grateful and most humbled .. my sincerest gratitude. What really resides in the mind shall never be known…and may it never….gratitude and express of immense humbleness..bear supreme today…and love."

This isn’t the first time that Big B had to cancel an event due to his health issues. A few months back, Bachchan couldn't attend the opening ceremony of the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival owing to his health issues. He was even admitted at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital in Mumbai for a few days.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Big B will next be seen in Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra co-starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. He also has ‘Jhund’, ‘Uyarndha Manithan’, ‘Chehre’ and ‘Gulabo Sitabo’.