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IFFI 2023: Michael Douglas – “India Has A Large Historical past Of Cinema”

IFFI 2023: Michael Douglas – “India Has A Large Historical past Of Cinema”

Michael Douglas on the Worldwide Movie Pageant of India

Panaji (Goa):

American actor and movie producer Michael Douglas shared his happiness in visiting India and stated that it’s at all times a “pleasure” to be right here and added that India has an enormous historical past of cinema.

Whereas speaking to the media on the Worldwide Movie Pageant of India in Goa, he stated, “It’s at all times a pleasure visiting India however that is my first time within the south. Cinema brings the world collectively and you’ve got an enormous historical past of cinema in India.”

Additional sharing in regards to the competition and its significance, he added, “The competition is ending tomorrow. We’re right here on the finish of the competition however I feel it’s so thrilling. It’s a global competition. You will have over 78 nations represented right here.”

Douglas additionally lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his efforts within the area of movie manufacturing and finance.

On talking in regards to the relevance of the competition and PM Modi’s management expertise, he stated, “I additionally suppose that is increasingly more the type of spirit, and the fantastic thing about this competition are you had 78 international nations represented and it is solely a mirrored image of the energy of your Indian filming, which is famend and recognized all over the world. I feel you are in superb palms I feel it is starting to.”

He additionally praised Union Minister of Info and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur for his efforts.

Speaking to the media, he stated, “As I discussed I do suppose that underneath minister Anurag Thakur in addition to Prime minister Modi the previous few years we have seen extra money put into the manufacturing and financing of movies, it has been a really profitable time.”

He additionally stated that the flicks unite individuals no matter race, faith and gender.

“I imply with all of the completely different languages we converse motion pictures share the identical language, audiences from wherever you might be on the planet can perceive what is going on on, motion pictures deliver us nearer collectively and I feel that is an important facet of it,” he shared on the function of films in bringing completely different cultures collectively.

Douglas additionally talked about the best way the Indian movie business is making its mark on the worldwide degree and in addition appreciated the music of RRR and known as it “spectacular” as its music Naatu Naatu received an Oscar this 12 months.

Whereas interacting with the media on the 54th Worldwide Movie Pageant of India in Goa, he stated, “It was spectacular, I imply bravo received the Oscar for the music but it surely was beautiful. It deserves every little thing it will get and I feel that it is a great time for the movie business right here to get the boldness.”

He shared additional whereas praising the film and stated that this type of achievement provides confidence to the filmmakers to make good motion pictures. “It was a big-budget film for any film and I feel it provides you extra confidence to attempt to make good movies.”

He additionally thanked IFFI, saying, “Since we’re simply leaving proper now, let me simply thank the IFFI.”

Veteran actor Michael Douglas on being conferred with the celebrated Satyajit Ray Excellence in Movie Lifetime Award on the Worldwide Movie Pageant of India stated, ” I’m honoured to recieve Satyajit Ray’s Excellence in Movie Lifetime Award Worldwide Indian Movie Pageant in Goa.”

The 79-year-old actor has received two Academy Awards, 5 Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the AFI Life Achievement Award.

His first TV break got here with The Experiment, a CBS Playhouse particular in 1969, and it was the one time he was billed as M.Ok. Douglas. His first notable function was within the tv collection The Streets of San Francisco, by which he co-starred with Karl Malden.

Different successful movies he appeared in included Falling Down, The American President, The Ghost and the Darkness, The Sport, A Good Homicide, and lots of extra.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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