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Bal Thackeray remembered at film fest

IANS  Panaji, November 21, 2012
First Published: 16:15 IST(21/11/2012) | Last Updated: 16:18 IST(21/11/2012)

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray was remembered at the opening ceremony of the 43rd International Film Festival of India here Tuesday.

Inaugurating the 10-day event, actor Akshay Kumar recalled his interactions with the rightwing political leader, who died Saturday following an illness in Mumbai .

"Thackeray used to say: 'I'm a mass leader but you are the artiste. You draw crowds'," an emotional Akshay said.

The festival will open with the screening of Hollywood film The Life of Pi.

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