🎥 Hollywood legend – Michael Douglas all set to receive Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Cinema at the International Film Festival of India (November 20-28) Closing Ceremony, start (5pm IST/12.30pmGMT/EST7.30am/4.30amPST)
🎥 Winner of Golden Peacock will be announced for films in Competition here – jury headed up by ‘Elizabeth’ Director Shekhar Kapur.
🎥 Douglas enjoys Indian lunch with Pramod Sawant, chief minister of Goa at Kala Academy, where talk was delivered.
🎥 Hollywood legend did masterclass earlier with friend and fellow Indian filmmaker Shailendra Singh. Singh has himself notched up 25 years in the film business and produced ‘Kanchivaram’ and ‘Page 3’
🎥 Pair are working on joint Indian project together – Douglas said it is early stages and reveals he first came to India 17 years ago looking to make a sequel to ‘Romancing the Stone’
🎥 Said he looks at scripts primarily in selecting films – prefers a small part in a good movie, as opposed to a big part in a bad film…
🎥 His personal favourite is ‘Falling Down’ – Spoke about his debut film as a producer on ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ and says Danny De Vito is one of best friends still
🎥 Tongue in cheek – Douglas told audience that when Jack Nicholson arrived on set – they used two unused wards of actual mental hospital, he wasn’t sure about the actors and thought they might be patients… Douglas reassured him
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