Shahrukh to grace IFFI inauguration
New Delhi, Nov 21 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS) Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan will grace the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) inauguration which is scheduled to be held in Goa from Nov 23 to Dec 3.
Southern super star Suriya will add spice to the closing ceremony.
Informing this at the launching of official poster of IFFI-11 on Monday, Shankar Mohan, Director, IFFI said that with the theme ‘Vasudeva Kutumbakam’ which means the whole world is one family, the festival aims to make it the numero uno festival in the world.
IFFI is a brand which has announced the growth of Indian Cinema and its acceptability across the world, he said.
The poster of IFFI has been designed by Thota Tharani representing the ‘purity of thought, freshness and progress’.
The festival brings together a goldmine of artistic films and a platform for acclaimed international cinematic geniuses to communicate in this ten day mega festival, Shankar Mohan added.
Organized by the Government of India in association with Goa State Government and International Film Festival of India, the festival showcases the best of Indian cinematic excellence.
Presenting these pearls, the Indian Panorama will be opened with the screening of “Urumi’ and will host Indian movies like “Ranjana Ami Ar Asbo Na’, ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ and many more.
The festival would also include Retrospective Section, 3D and animation movies as well as screening movies from across the world.
Some of them have won accolades at Cannes, Locarno a d Montreal. There would also be a special ‘Master Class’ session to explain nuances by cinema professionals to the session guests.
A landmark year for IFFI-2011 and the Indian Film fraternity, the festival this year will showcase over 100 movies from 65 countries of world and will see various firsts which is the stepping stone of IFFI’s vision to make the festival the best in the world.