Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dubai International Film Festival 2009 next week. The felicitation will take place during the inaugural ceremony on December 9. The 67-year-old actor will be honoured for his immense contribution to cinema.
The festival will also see world premier of Ranbir Kapoor starrer 'Rocket Singh-Salesman of the Year’.The 6th edition of the week-long festival will open with Rob Marshall's 'Nine', an adaptation of the popular stage play. The film based on midlife crisis of a director struggling with creativity stars Daniel Day Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson and Sophia Loren.
The world premiere of 'City of Life', the first multilingual Emirati film by Ali F Mostafa will also join the opening film.The highlight of the festival will be Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron's much awaited film 'Avatar’. The star cast of the film includes Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang and Michelle Rodriguez.