Villager. Visionary. Winner.
That's the poster-friendly summary of industrialist Guru Kant Desai's life.
Who's that? Well, the lead character in Mani Ratnam's Guru, played by Abhishek Bachchan and supposedly based on the life of late industrialist Dhirubhai Ambani.
Also starring in the film are Aishwarya Rai, Vidya Balan, Mallika Sherawat, Mithun Chakravarty and Madhavan.
The stars came together in a Mumbai function on Sunday, November 5. Hosted by none other than Amitabh Bachchan, the function saw Bollywood's filmmakers coming together to catch up with (and pay salutations to) 'Mani sir.'
Text: Syed Firdaus Ashraf | Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar