Bollywood turned up for the opening ceremony of the Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival in Mumbai, where Anurag Kashyap’s new film, Mukkabaaz, was scheduled to open the event.
Stars Aamir Khan, Sridevi, Kangana Ranaut, Anupam Kher, Vidya Balan and Sharmila Tagore were present. Also in attendance were businessman Mukesh Ambani, who organised an afterparty.
Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and director Ayan Mukerji announced their ambitious new film, Brahmastra at the Film Mela, leading up to the fest. The film will also star Amitabh Bachchan and is designed as the first part of a trilogy. “It’s the biggest project of my life. All my hopes are pinned on this film. I hope it becomes the biggest success… I am very excited about the cast but I hope the film gets even bigger than the cast,” he said on the sidelines of the festival.
Before the premiere of Mukkabaaz, Anurag said he was “nervous” and thanked producer Aanand L Rai and Eros Now.
“I am dying to see how everybody reacts to it because we have tried to make the film under the radar. The one man I want to thank is Aanand Rai and Eros. They gave me total freedom to do what I wanted to do. They didn’t tell me anything, except ‘go ahead.’ I hope I don’t let my producers and exhibitors down,” he said to PTI.
#mukkabaaz is anurag’s most commercial film, totally playing to the gallery with seetimaar dialogues.Should be a big hit at the box office.
— Neeraj Udhwani (@Neeraj_Udhwani) October 12, 2017
Saw the most realistic movie on any sport ever made in Indian cinema! All hail @anuragkashyap72 #Mukkabaaz #JioMAMIWithStar2017
— Shefali Saxena (@Cinemalchemist) October 12, 2017
#Mukkabaaz is just WOWWWW ! @anuragkashyap72 delivers a power packed KNOCKOUT. Ekdum mazaa aa Gaya
— Bejoy Nambiar (@nambiarbejoy) October 12, 2017
#Mukkabaaz: Absolute fucking knockout. What a film. A+ #MAMIreportcard #Day1 @MumbaiFilmFest
— Raja Sen (@RajaSen) October 12, 2017
.@anuragkashyap72 effortlessly creates an exhilarating love story with #Mukkabaaz. It’s brilliant! @ErosNow @FuhSePhantom @BFI #LFF
— Haroon Rashid (@iHaroonRashid) October 12, 2017
Here are some pictures from MAMI:
At the MAMI party… #mami #directors special
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About last night!! ❤️😘☺️ Scenes from @mumbaifilmfestival! . Outfit: Top: @marksandspencerindia Skirt: @taruntahiliani Jewellery: @amrapalijewels @aquamarine_jewellery HMUA : @eltonjfernandez Stylist : @sanamratansi @style.cell Assisted by: @tulsisoni @anushka_09 #MAMI #FilmFestival #OpeningNight #JioMami2017 #InstaStyle
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The way you inspire me each time that I’ve met you, it’s beyond expression of words .. And appreciation from you towards my work is an icing on the cake. Nothing gets better than your wishes AK .. 🙏🏻 #Mami
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The gorgeous @kulharikirti looking super glam and chic wearing an #AnjKreations outfit: saree with a contemporary twist ❤ Styled by @rupacj #AnjKreations #moderntwist #sareelove #fashionforward #womenswear #jiomamifestival #mami #gorgeous #lookbook #bothways #fashionfocus #pinkmovie #bollywoodactress #indusarkar
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@sahilgsalathia at #mami fest #bollywood #style #fashion #instastyle #celebrityfashion #instacool #photographer #mumbai #instastyle @viralbhayani
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