Very rarely do we see Kamal Hassan with his family members. The actor, on Thursday (October 17), was spotted with his partner Gauthami and her daughter Subbulaksmi at the ongoing 15th edition of Mumbai Film Festival (MFF).
Kamal Hassan was seen in a formal wear and his partner Gauthami was seen in pink zari Kanchivaram saree. Subbulaksmi sported printed red short dress, which drew the attention of the media at the Mumbai Film Festival.
The Univesal star was honoured with the lifetime achivement Award for his outstanding contribution towards Indian cinema. He along with French filmmaker Costa-Gavras, known for politically astute films, was presented the prestigious awards. While the former was presented the award by Shyam Benegal, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan handed over the award to the the Tamil actor.
At the occasion, the French filmmaker said, "Awards like these give me the strength to continue making films." 80-year old Gavras added, "I would like to see more Indian films in France going forward. We are working towards it."
Kamal Hassan received a standing ovation from the audience at the Mumbai Film Festival. The actor dedicated the award to his legendary guru K Balachander. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Balachander Invented Me: Kamal
"Many believe that Balachander discovered me, but I believe he invented me, "Kamal Hassan said at the event.
Gurus Made Him...
Kamal Hassan claimed that gurus like him made him what he is today. "It's because of teachers like him I'm successful and I dedicate this award to him," added Kamal.
The Opening Ceremony
Lee Daniel's historical fictional-drama The Butler starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, opened the festival. The closing ceremony (Oct 24) will screen Bill Condon's The Fifth Estate.
15th Edition Of Mumbai Film Festival
Bollywood beauties Sonakshi Sinha, Tisca Chopra, Nandita Das and Divya Dutta were also presented at the 15th edition of Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), which was held at the Liberty cinemas.
Sonakshi Sinha was the special chief guest of the evening. She lit the ceremonial lamp along with delegates from France and filmmaker Shyam Benegal, chairman of organising body Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI).
Other filmmakers from around the world who were part of the ceremony included Bruce Beresford, Siddiq Barmark, Deepa Mehta, Waris Hussein, Roger Garcia and Asghar Farhadi along with Indian actress Konkona Sen Sharma.
200 Films To Be Screened
Presented by Reliance Entertainment, the eight-day extravaganza has a line up of over 200 films from across the world with special focus on Spanish cinema, Cambodian and French cinema.