The patrons of the festival met with press and fans and presented highlights from the ten-day event.
Speaking of his involvement in the film festival the Players star said: "It has been a great honour to be part of a movement that really highlights and gives a platform to a lot of young, new talent coming out of Britain.
"The Short Film competition is where young real talent comes out. Where they have talent, but don't necessarily have the funding that we get to enjoy in our full length feature films.
"They get to showcase their work and really get an opportunity to impress upon some people and hopefully get a film made."
Meera Syal, who has been a patron of the festival since its inception, said: "It's a great pleasure to be here. I've been a patron of Tongues on Fire for twelve, fourteen years, and when it started fourteen years ago it was basically Pushpinder [Chowdhry] and a group of women working out of a prefab, eating samosas and drinking tea.
"It was Pushpinder's ambition to bring our stories, our movies, to a wider audience."
Bachchan said he was keen for the festival to receive wider recognition.
"It's fantastic that we have still managed to keep going despite fourteen years of samosas and tea. I've seen the festival grow from year to year and I hope that with your support we can get the voice of Tongues on Fire out to a lot more people.
"I pray that we have more interest in the festival next year and we get the opportunity to give some fantastic talent the opportunity to do some great work that I'm sure they are capable of."
The 14th London Asian Film Festival takes place at various venues across London from Friday, March 16 to Saturday, March 24.