Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Remembering veteran filmmaker Satyajit Ray on his birth anniversary on Monday, the new crop of filmmakers took to social media wishing the “master of Indian cinema”.
While Madhur Bhandarkar recalled Ray — whose first film “Pather Panchali” won 11 international awards, including the inaugural Best Human Document award, at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival — as one of the most influential directors in world cinema, filmmaker Ashok Pandit paid his respect to the Bharat Ratna awardee.
Here is what the celebrities had to say:
*Shoojit Sircar: “Today is Ray day. Happy birthday to the Master Satyajit Ray…”
*Ashoke Pandit: “Happy Birthday to the master of Indian cinema. Satyajit Ray sahab. Respects.”
* Madhur Bhandarkar: “Master film maker and one of the most influential directors in world cinema, Satyajit Ray, was born on May 2, 1921.”