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Michael Douglas honoured

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HOLLYWOOD actor-producer Michael Douglas was conferred with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at the closing ceremony of the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panjali.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Douglas’s wife, award-winning actress, Catherine Zeta Jones were there.

After receiving the award, Douglas termed Ray a world-class film-maker.

“Cinema is one of the few mediums that have the power to unite and transform us. Today, the global language of cinema is more meaningful than ever.

“IFFI is a reminder of the magic of film-making and cross-cultural artistic expressions, transcending time, language and geographies,” Douglas said.

In his career spanning six decades, Douglas has been nominated for two Oscars and won both – as producer of the Best Picture winner One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), and as Best Actor for Wall Street (1988).

Douglas expressed his admiration for Indian cinema, saying

MICHAEL Douglas was conferred with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award.

Om and The Lunchbox were among his favourite Indian films.

Highlighting the role of movies in uniting the world, he said that films shared the same language and brought people closer together.

“The audience from all around the world can understand what is going on in movies. Movies create this international connection. This is the magic, beauty and joy of this industry.”





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