Kamal Hassan to receive lifetime achievement award

South superstar Kamal Hassan will be honoured with the lifetime achievement award at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival to be held on next month.

The Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI) festival will present this award to the filmmaker-actor for his immense contribution to cinematic excellence.

“This year we have decided to present lifetime achievement award to Kamal Hassan and famed French filmmaker Costa Gavras for their extraordinary work in the field of cinema,” filmmaker and Chairman of MAMI, Shyam Benegal said.

Also, homage will be paid to late filmmaker Yash Chopra, Rituparno Ghosh and veteran actor Pran during the festival, which will commence from October 17.