Hollywood veteran actor Michael Douglas was warmly welcomed at the Cannes Film Festival 2023 by the Indian Pavilion. The actor took over the Pavilion and addressed those that had been current. The American actor opened up about his love for India and Indian movies. He additionally mentioned, “Film is an International language.” He was additionally felicitated by Shailendra Singh, who hosted the actor on the stage.
Filmmaker Shailendra Singh, who moderated the session at India Pavilion, recalled the actor’s final journey to Mumbai together with his spouse and hoped they’d revive an outdated movie that the duo was alleged to do 15 years in the past. In response to the filmmaker’s assertion, Michael mentioned, “If you discover a venture that we are able to do collectively, then I might look ahead to coming again to India… The movie is a world language”.
Michael Douglas was additionally felicitated with an honorary Palme d’Or at the 76th Cannes Film Festival for his contribution to cinema. The actor mentioned, “It is all the time a breath of contemporary air to be at Cannes, which has lengthy supplied an exquisite platform for daring creators, inventive audacities, and excellence in storytelling.
From my first time right here in 1979 for The China Syndrome to my most up-to-date premiere for Behind the Candelabra in 2013, the pageant has all the time jogged my memory that the magic of cinema isn’t just in what we see onscreen however, in its capability, to impression folks throughout the world.”
At Cannes, he additionally recalled the way it was troublesome for the viewers to digest the intimate scenes in his movie, Basic Instinct when it was proven again in the 90s. He mentioned, “Seeing a lot of those sex scenes on the Grand Palais’ huge screen, it was a little overwhelming for a lot of people. We had a very quiet dinner afterward; everyone was sort of digesting it.”
Michael Douglas is greatest identified for his function as Dr. Hank Pym in Ant-Man movies.