Weekly The Generation, Year 1, Issue 13
November 28, 2023
Entertainment Desk: Film actor, director, and producer Michael Douglas paid homage to Satyajit Ray on Monday, crediting him with “creating the beginning of Indian” cinema. Douglas also reminisced about how Ray significantly influenced him during the earliest days of his career.
Speaking at a press conference during the 54th edition of the International Film Festival of India in Goa, where he is set to receive the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at the closing ceremony today, Michael Douglas discussed his upcoming project, “Racing the Monsoon”. This film is intended to be a sequel to “Romancing the Stone”, Douglas expressed his aspiration to complete the project in India.
“I actually had a history of Satyajit Ray back in college, the 1960s taking a film class and becoming aware of some of his work projects as well as his style and being a renaissance man, I think he sort of created the beginning of the Indian era of filmmaking… but the idea of multiple jobs, he was so many things as an author, music editing, as well as director. So it’s a tremendous honour to receive this award,” Douglas expressed.
“When I was at the University of California at Santa Barbara. I was taking a film course in 1963.