August 27, 2010 07:05:30 PM IST Bollywood Trade News Network
Acclaimed director Mani Ratnam will be honoured with Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award at the Venice Film Festival to be held in September. Announcing this at Cannes, just before the launch of Mani Ratnam's Film RAAVAN, Venice Film Festival director Marco Muller said, 'Mani Ratnam is one of the greatest innovators in contemporary Indian Cinema. He helped introduce the auteur concept to contemporary Bollywood. We are very proud to honour the work of the great Indian director Mani Ratnam.'