Hirani Friday presented Hrishikesh Mukherjee's "Anand" at the gala, and says he loves the filmmaker's works as well as those of Gulzar, who wrote the movie.
"I grew up watching Hrishikesh Mukherjee's films. I think I was in primary when I watched 'Anand'. It just caught my attention... the way the film was written. I am a big fan of Gulzar and Hrishikesh Mukherjee. I just love them.
"I liked the performance of each and every character in the film -- be it Amitabh Bachchan or Rajesh Khanna, everyone was so good. 'Anand' inspired me to make films," he said.