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14th Mumbai Film Festival: Sridevi, Anil Kapoor, Manisha Koirala, Jaya Bachchan, Ashutosh Gowariker attend opening

The much-awaited 14th Mumbai Film Festival kickstarted at NCPA, Mumbai on Thursday, October 19 with Bollywood celebrities like Jaya Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Manisha Koirala, Anupam Kher and Sridevi in a

Posted Fri, October 19, 2012 5:10pm IST

Mumbai’s fave film event kickstarted with some star power

The much-awaited 14th Mumbai Film Festival kickstarted at NCPA, Mumbai on Thursday, October 19 with Bollywood celebrities like Jaya Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Manisha Koirala, Anupam Kher and Sridevi in attendance for the star-studded opening ceremony. Actor Sridevi, Jaya and filmmakers Ashutosh Gowariker and Ramesh Sippy, along with Shyam Benegal, chairman of organising body Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), lit the ceremonial lamp for the eight-day cine extravaganza.

Other celebrities present at the opening include actors Kirron Kher, Rahul Bose, Ranvir Shorey, Rohit Roy, Bhavana Balsaver and Shubha Khote. VIEW PICS

In the presence of filmmakers from across the world, some of which are also a part of the jury, acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou was presented the international lifetime achievement award by Tina Ambani, wife of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group head Anil Ambani. Yimou got a standing ovation from the audience. In his acceptance speech, he said: “This lifetime achievement award is just the beginning.”

One of China’s most prominent directors, Yimou has helmed films like To Live, House of Flying DaggersHeroCurse of the Golden Flower and Raise the Red Lantern. He has earlier been conferred notable international accolades at events like Berlin, Venice and Cannes film festivals. Yimou also directed the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

Critically-acclaimed Hollywood comedy-drama Silver Linings Playbook, starring Indian actor Anupam Kher, opened the festival. Presented by Reliance Entertainment, this year, the fest has a line-up of over 230 movies from around the world with a mix of classic and contemporary cinema with special event segments dedicated to French, Italian, Afghan and Indian cinema.

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