Bollywood stars Shahid Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit will carry out on the star-studded opening ceremony of the Worldwide Movie Pageant of India (IFFI) in Goa, the place actors Sara Ali Khan, Pankaj Tripathi and Vijay Sethupathiwill additionally unveil the primary appears of their upcoming movies. The 54th version of the movie gala will kickstart with the ceremony, to be held at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium in Panaji on November 20.
Actors Aparshakti Khurrana and Karishma Tanna will host the opening occasion, which may even characteristic performances by Shriya Saran, Nushratt Bharucha.
The company additionally embrace Sethupathi, Sara, Tripathi, Sunny Deol, Karan Johar, Shantanu Moitra, Shreya Ghoshal and Sukhwinder Singh, amongst others.
“IFFI has been growing every year thanks to the passion of our filmmakers from across the country and the collaboration that we have been able to forge with the directors and producers from across the world,” Info and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur mentioned in an announcement.
“As we take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of strengthening India’s global position across all sectors, cinema, arts and culture can empower our youth to foray on the world stage with stories that are global in essence and local at heart. Indeed, IFFI has become the perfect platform for establishing collaborations, joint productions and cutting-edge technology,” he added.
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Dixit, who was bestowed with the Indian Movie Character honour at IFFI final yr, will carry out on a medley of her chartbuster songs.
“Cinema has given me so much, it’s time to give something back in return. What better way to do so than through song and dance which is integral to not just Indian cinema, but Indian culture as well,” the actor mentioned.
Shahid mentioned he’s trying ahead to performing for the reside viewers.
“Doing great work comes naturally when you’re passionate about what you do. And performing in front of a live audience is something I’ve truly loved ever since I can remember… Thanks to IFFI I get to do that one more time in Goa on November 20th,” he mentioned.
For the most recent version, the IFFI has invited actors and filmmakers to advertise their upcoming movies on the opening gala.
Johar and Sara together with the group of “Ae Watan Mere Watan” will unveil the primary look of the thriller drama. Sukhwinder Singh will sing the movie’s inspiring title observe through the showcase.
“Ae Watan Mere Watan” chronicles the journey of Usha Mehta who through the 1942 Give up India Motion began an underground radio station, Congress Radio, which for a couple of months broadcast uncensored and even banned information.
Tripathi, Moitra, Ghoshal and Taba Chake will introduce crime-thriller “Kadak Singh”, directed by Aniruddha Roy Choudhary.
“The IFFI festival has always offered a platform for inspiring stories and storytellers who unmask corruption and clean the system, thereby inspiring and empowering us,” Tripathi mentioned.
“Jawan” star Sethupathi will launch the trailer of black comedy “Gandhi Talks”, a silent movie additionally starring Arvind Swami, Siddharth Jadhav and Aditi Rao Hydari.
The competition may even be attended by Michael Douglas and his actor-wife Catherine Zeta Jones, Salman Khan, Vidya Balan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Anupam Kher, Vicky Kaushal, Siddharth Malhotra, AR Rahman, amongst different celebrities.
The closing ceremony on November 28 might be headlined by Ayushmann Khurrana and famend music composer Amit Trivedi.
Together with his efficiency, Ayushmann can pay a tribute to Douglas, the recipient of the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award.
Trivedi will curate a particular rendition of the ‘Sounds of Bharat’ alongside a medley of his superhit songs.
There might be a specifically curated efficiency by the ‘Concord of the Pines’ orchestra of the Himachal Pradesh police arousing nationalistic fervour.
Viacom Media Pvt. Ltd. is the unique media and broadcasting associate of the opening and shutting ceremonies for the second consecutive yr and would broadcast them on COLORS channel and OTT platform JioCinema.