The 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival opened at iconic Royal Opera House, where 175 films from 54 countries will be screened. On the occasion, veteran director-writer Sai Paranjpye, known for helming popular films like 'Sparsh' and 'Chashme Buddoor', was feted with Indian Excellence in Cinema Award.
Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D'Souza, Jackie Shroff, Shabana Azmi, Anurag Kashyap, Imran Khan, Zoya Akhtar and Kunal Kapoor were present at the opening night.
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The royal couple of B-town, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan spotted at the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival and looked every bit gorgeous!
Actor Aamir Khan, who is gearing up for his upcoming film, Dangal, was also spotted at the event and looked simply stylish. He also presented the award to acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke.
It’s Selfie Time
Aamir Khan's wife, Kiran Rao takes a selfie with her hubby and his on-screen daughters of his upcoming film, Dangal.
The hottie of the B-town, Jacqueline Fernandez hosted the event at the iconic Royal Opera House, which reopened after eight years of restoration. She made many heads turn with her ‘oh-so-stunning' look!
Jaya Bachchan With Sai Paranjpye
Sai Paranjpye receives the Indian Excellence In Cinema award from Jaya Bachchan at the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival.
The Gorgeous Diva
One of the most gorgeous divas of B-town, Dia Mirza was see posing for the media at the event and boy, she was looking so elegant.
Actress Huma Qureshi also graced the event and looked beautiful. On the work front, she will be next seen opposite Akshay Kumar in Jolly LLB 2.
Actor Imran Khan, who is not in the limelight since a long time was also spotted at an event.
Actress Diana Penty, who was last seen in ‘Happy Bhaag Jayegi' was also spotted at an event.
Mr & Mrs Ambani
The billionaire businessman of India, Mukesh Ambani graced the event along with his extremely gorgeous wife, Nita Ambani.
The venue will be transformed into a movie carnival with figurines of famous movie characters, merchandising and conversations with celebrities throughout the festival. Also, a book on veteran filmmaker Nasir Hussain, known for helming hits like Teesri Manzil, Tumsa Nahin Dekha and Yaadon Ki Baarat, will be launched at the festival on October 22.
The book titled 'Music, Masti, Modernity the Cinema of Nasir Husain' is written by Akshay Manwani. The launch will be followed by a panel discussion about 'Hussain's cinema' and how it has shaped generations of directors. The panel will include Hussain's nephew and actor Aamir Khan, director Mansoor, writer Manwani and producer Nuzhat Khan. The festival is open from October 20 to 27.
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