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Big B steals the show at Mumbai film fest

Last updated on: November 6, 2009 15:51 IST

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Amitabh Bachchan poses with Preity Zinta after he received the Lifetime Achievement award for completing 40 years in the film industry, during the grand finale of the 11th Mumbai Film Festival organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI) on Thursday.

The festival, which kicked off on October 29, was led by a committee headed by chairman Shyam Benegal and trustees Yash Chopra, Amit Khanna, Shabana Azmi and Amol Palekar.


Image: Amitabh Bachchan and Preity Zinta
Photographs: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters
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The festival saw a number of Bollywood veterans being honoured for their contribution.

Yash Chopra was felicitated by Benoit Ginisty, from the Federation Internationale des Associatons de producteurs de Films (FIAPF) for Outstanding Achievement in Film.

'Such appreciation for once work is always a very humbling experience. I am happy that God has given me the strength and the ability to make films for so many years and I will continue to do so till my last breath,' said an elated Chopra.


Image: Yash Chopra and Shabana Azmi
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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The evening was hosted by director Kunal Kohli and saw performances by singers Anushka Manchanda and Kunal Ganjawala.


Image: Anushka Manchanda

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The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Shashi Kapoor as well for his career spanning six decades. 

Image: Amol Palekar and Shyam Benegal

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Guests like Ramesh Sippy, who came with wife Kiran Juneja, were also spotted at the grand finale.


Image: Ramesh Sippy and Kiran Juneja

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Playing the bad guy comes naturally to these two actors Gulshan Grover and Rahul Dev, who cleaned up quite well for the event.

Image: Gulshan Grover and Rahul Dev

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The evening wasn't just for the veterans. Shreyas Talpade and Kunal Khemu ushered in the youth brigade.

Image: Kunal Khemu and Shreyas Talpade

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Love Aaj Kal director Imtiaz Ali came with his wife Priti.

Image: Priti and Imtiaz Ali

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Director duo Abbas-Mastan came in their signature white ensemble.

Image: Abbas Mastan

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