Michael Douglas Visits India Pavilion At Cannes
CANNES, (ANI) – Hollywood veteran Michael Douglas was felicitated at the India Pavilion here, on May 18.
Douglas was welcomed to the India Pavilion by Union Minister L Murugan. Murugan tweeted, “Delighted to meet legendary Hollywood actor Michael Douglas at India Pavillion #CannesFilmFestival2023.Had a wonderful discussion with him on a range of topics- Indian movies’ growing reach from Local to Global.”
Murugan also invited Douglas to attend the upcoming edition of the International Film Festival of India Goa in November this year.
During the meeting, Douglas expressed his love for India. He said he has been to India before and his wife, actor Catherine Zeta-Jones, loves the country and is a “pretty good Bollywood dancer”.
“I’m very impressed with the energy, imagination, and creativity. As somebody who watches news and current events, India is hot. India is rocking,” Douglas said.
Douglas received the honorary Palme d’Or at the 76th Cannes Film Festival. He also received a lengthy standing ovation as he cruised on stage in Bunuel theatre to chair a masterclass session where he broke down his career as an actor and producer. Opening the session, Douglas said that he has a long history with the Cannes Film Festival, which began with his father, Kirk, who met his stepmother Anna at the festival.
Cannes Film Festival 2023 started on May 16 and will conclude on May 27.