The opening ceremony of 16th MAMI (Mumbai Academy of Moving Image) film festival kicked off on October 14, Tuesday.
"Kudos to the team and everybody who has made this happen. I knew what was going on and what it took to keep the flag going. I am experiencing the conviction, belief, faith they had to keep this festival going. I take such pride and such an honor to be standing here today and declaring 16th Mumbai Film festival open," said Aishwarya after the observance said Aishwarya.
Along with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the veteran actress Helen and Catherine were also the honorees in the ceremony. Both the actresses were also bestowed with lifetime achievement awards by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
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Showing gratitude for the award, Catherine said, "Lifetime achievement sounds like a strong word. I am very touched with this award. It was nice for me to be here for the 16th Mumbai film festival. It's nice to see people who love cinema coming together... its a real pleasure to be here tonight,"
Besides, "I have come a very long way. I started working when I was 13 so it’s been a long journey. I am happy to be here to get this life time achievement award. It feels great." said Helen.