IFFI 2023 l Rishtey mein to hum tumhaare baap lagte hain.. naam hai Michael Douglas

By: Honey Agarwal / Amit kumaR Agarwal
Renowned Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas was honoured with Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Cinema at the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.
Michael Douglas, known for iconic roles in films over the years, expressed his gratitude upon receiving the award, “It’s a tremendous honor to receive this award, a career life achievement. When I heard about the award, my family and I were elated.”
Earlier, the Oscar winning actor showcased the way Hindi Film Industry has made inroads and impacted Hollywood; when Douglas mouthed the iconic dialogue of the legendary Amitabh Bachchan from 'Shahenshah' - Rishte mein toh hum tumhaare baap lagte hain.. with a twist he said Michael Douglas instead of Shahenshah - the crowd, naturally, went berserk!
Douglas said that Cinema has the power to unite and transform the people with cross cultural artistic expressions. Highlighting that Global language of Cinema is much more global than ever, the two time Oscar winning actor said that the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is a reminder of magic of movie making and cross cultural artistic expressions, transcending time, language and geographies.
A legacy spanning more than 50 years in film and television, Michael Douglas has amassed an impressive array of accolades, including 2 Oscars, 5 Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and numerous other honors. His profound impact on cinema resonates through iconic roles, from his Academy Award-winning portrayal as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street to gripping performances in films like Fatal Attraction, The American President, Basic Instinct, Traffic, and Romancing the Stone, among many others.

Michael Douglas, a luminary in the film industry, has captivated audiences globally with his unparalleled talent and commitment to his craft. Beyond his acting prowess, Douglas's influence extends to production, marked by remarkable works such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The China Syndrome, and The Game. A UN Messenger of Peace, his commitment to global issues includes advocacy for disarmament, nuclear non-proliferation, and halting illicit arms trade.
Douglas, accompanied by his wife and actress, Catherine Zeta Jones and their son and actor, Dylan Douglas received the award at a glittering closing ceremony of the IFFI 54, amid a rousing standing ovation by the audience.

Catherine Zeta Jones was honored as well, she said it was heartwarming to see the generosity and hospitality they received in India. The BAFTA Award winning actress and philanthropist has legion of fans in India for more than two decades now, with her film "The Mask of Zorro" being one of the earliest films from Hollywood to become commercial-hit in India.