54th IFFI: American Actor & Producer Michael Douglas on November 27 was conferred the Satyajit Ray Excellence in Film Lifetime Award at the 54th IFFI. His wife and Actor Catherine Zeta-Jones and son Dylan Douglas also attended the grand event. Both, Michael and Catherine lauded Indian Cinema and its rich history.
“It is always a pleasure to be in India...We are looking forward to our time in the South…Well, the Festival is ending tomorrow. We are here at the end of the festival but I think it is so exciting. It is an international festival. You have over 78 countries represented here...You have a big history here in India, with the movies..." said Michael Douglas. "...I love the country and the people so very much...My children were brought up watching `Om Shanti Om` on a loop...There are so many great movies that I have been able to watch...A movie that I love is `The Lunchbox`. It was one of my favorite movies and it still is one of my favorite movies of all time. It touched me, it was so well acted, so well directed..." said Welsh Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.