News|October 30, 2010 1:27 am

Manoj Kumar & Oliver Stone Receives Honor at Mumbai Film Fest

The 12th Mumbai Film Festival concluded yesterday night by giving an honor to Hollywood filmmaker, Oliver Stone. Many Bollywood celebs, including Yash Chopra, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Sudhir Mishra, Madhur Bhandarkar, Arunoday Singh, Satish Kaushik, Prem Chopra, Hrishita Bhatt, Rituparno Sengupta, Rajshree Ojha and Aamir Bashir among others attended the closing ceremony.

Hosted by Fardeen Khan and Raima Sen, the festival honored Manoj Kumar and Oliver Stone with the life achievement awards. After receiving the award, Manoj Kumar says,

“I’m happy to receive this award. I must salute all for wonderfully handling this festival. I want to tell the organisers that anytime they need me, I will always be there for them.”

The other lifetime achievement award winner, Stone, who has won Academy Award thrice, said in his acceptance speech that he is honoured to get this award,

“Thank you Mumbai. India has great culture, you make great movies and I am honoured to accept this award.”

The festival, organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), included 215 feature films, 15 documentaries, 24 short films on nine screens across Mumbai and over Rs. 1 crore in prize money.

It also had a 49-film Japanese retrospective, including five in the competition section. Supported by the government of Maharashtra, the fest was a Reliance Big Entertainment initiative.