Lots of stars at the Opening Ceremony of the Mumbai Film Festival, which has grown in fabulous movies (and glitches) over the years. This year’s opening saw several celebs in attendance including Jaya Bachchan, Manisha Koirala, Leander Paes, Shobhaa and Dilip De, Ila Arun, Kirron Kher, Rahul Bose, Ranvir Shorey, Milind Soman, Shahana Goswami, R. Balki with wife and filmmaker Gauri Shinde,  Pritish Nandy, Sridhar Raghavan, Sanjay & Ambika Suri, Dibakar Banerjee and Hansal Mehta.

The film Silver Linings Playbook kicked off the festival and our very own Anupam Kher stars in the film with Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper.

And acclaimed director, producer, writer and actor from the People’s Republic of China Zhang Yimou (House of Flying Daggers, Hero, Curse of The Golden Flower, Raise the Red Lantern) was given the Lifetime achievement Award for Foreign Film Personalities.

Check out the gallery:

Sridevi lighting the diya at 14th Mumbai Film Festival

Shyam Benegal

Actor Shahana Goswami

Actor Ranvir Shorey at the Mumbai Film Festival Opening Ceremony

Actor Rahul Bose

Director R Balki and director Gauri Shinde

Ramesh Sippy and his wifeActor Manisha Koirala at the Mumbai Film Festival Opening Ceremony


Jaya Bachchan lights the lamp

Chinese Director Zhang Yimou receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from Mrs. Tina Ambani

Boney and Sridevi and Anil and Tina Ambani at the Opening Ceremony

Director Ashutosh Gowarikar

Rahul Bose and Anupam Kher at the Mumbai Film Festival Opening

Anil Kapoor

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