SRK, Sridevi, Janhvi, Shahid, other stars galore at grand opening of IFFI 2017
Bollywood stars turned out in good numbers at the inauguration event of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held in Panaji, Goa on Monday. (Photo: Viral Bhayani/@IFFIGoa on Twitter)
Shah Rukh Khan came out in style for the event and was one of the main speakers at the event. The actor is currently shooting for Aanand L Rai’s next where he is playing a dwarf.
Subhash Ghai and former tennis star Vijay Amritraj were also spotted with the superstar. Ghai even tweeted about the event.
After the brilliant response to the posters of ‘Dhadak’, Jahnvi made an appearance at the event with mother Sridevi. The veteran actress shared pictures on Twitter and wrote, “Was happy to be a part of the opening ceremony at #IFFI2017 and welcome our foreign delegates.”
Shahid Kapoor was the only actor from the team of ‘Padmavati’ to make an appearance at the event. He spoke at length with the media about the controversies surrounding the film and expressed optimism that the film will release.
A R Rahman has composed music for acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majid’s ‘Beyond the Clouds’ which was the opening film at the event. The film stars Ishaan Khatter and Malayalam actress Malavika Mohanan in the lead.
Anupam Kher is also associated with the government, heading the Film and Television Institute of India. He took over the reins from Gajendra Chauhan few weeks ago.
Siddharth Roy Kapur arrived without wife Vidya Balan at the event. The producer last produced ‘Jagga Jasoos.’
After the controversy surrounding the removal of films like ‘S Durga’ and ‘Nude’, Rahul Rawail has replaced Sujoy Ghosh, who quit reportedly in protest against the decision.
Radhika Apte was one of the hosts at the event. She will next be seen in Akshay Kumar’s ‘Padman.’
Rajkummar Rao was also one of the hosts at the event. The actor had a great year with the acclaim for films like ‘Trapped’, ‘Newton’ and ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ this year.
Director Muzaffar Ali, Sridevi, Shah Rukh, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, former actress and Union Cabinet Minister of Textiles and Information & Broadcasting Smriti Irani, Shahid, Rahman and Majid Majidi on the stage during the event.
Nana Patekar and Boney Kapoor were some of the other stars snapped in the audience during the event.
With ‘Beyond the Clouds’ being the opening film, the members of the team like director Majid Majidi, actor Ishaan Khatter, music director AR Rahman were felicitated by Smriti Irani. Lead actress Malavika Mohanan and filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj were also spotted.
On Tuesday, Sridevi unveiled the Indian Panorama section at the event. The veteran actress looked stunning in traditional wear.