Veteran Hollywood actor Michael Douglas might be honoured with the distinguished Satyajit Ray Excellence in Film Lifetime Award on the International Film Festival of India, scheduled to happen in Panjim, Goa from November 20 to twenty-eight this yr. Information & Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur made the announcement on Friday. (Also Read: Michael Douglas desires to go to Hyderabad, Goa on subsequent India journey with Catherine Zeta-Jones: We haven’t been to the south)
Anurag Thakur’s announcement
The I&B Minister took to X (previously Twitter) on Friday and wrote, “I’m delighted to announce that Michael Douglas, the distinguished Hollywood Actor and Producer, will be honoured with the prestigious Satyajit Ray Excellence in Film Lifetime Award at the 54th International Film Festival Goa. His deep love for our country, 🇮🇳, is well known, and we look forward to welcome him, Catherine Zeta Jones and their son, to the most prominent Film Festival in South Asia to showcase our rich cinematic culture and unique traditions at #IFFI54!! A heartfelt welcome to Bharat and @IFFIGoa (namaste emoji).”
Michael was, the truth is, invited to IFFI earlier this yr when he visited the Indian Pavillion on the Cannes Film Festival. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting L Murugan invited him by saying then, “We are conducting our film festival in Goa from November 20 to November 28. This is the 54th edition, I’m welcoming you. I expect your visit and presence along with your entire family to our festival. We will bring our traditions, culture, diversity, languages and food culture to Goa.”
Michael Douglas and India
Michael, 79, and his spouse and actor Catherine Zeta-Jones, 54, are seen visiting and travelling round India regularly. Michael mentioned on the Cannes Film Festival that he and Catherine wish to discover South India on their subsequent journey.
Michael was presupposed to do a movie with Shailendra Singh, titled Racing the Monsoon, set in India. But the movie fell via owing to logistical causes. However, he and Catherine appeared in Shailendra’s documentary Unplugged in Mumbai final yr.
Michael was final seen in Peyton Reed’s Marvel movie Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania this yr. He will subsequent star in Roberto Sneider’s Blood Knot, during which he’ll share the display house together with his son, Cameron Douglas.
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Source web site: www.hindustantimes.com