International Film Festival of India to Open in Goa
The 49th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will open today with a gala opening ceremony that will showcase the theme of New India through a variety of genres of cinema.
This would entail a 90-minute program incorporating elements and narratives of the rich and diverse kaleidoscope of the Indian film heritage and industry.
The opening ceremony will showcase the themes of history, action and romance. Audiences will get to watch an array of on-stage performances by mainstream Bollywood artists – with Sonu Sood doing an action packed set, Shilpa Rao doing a romantic bit and dancers opening the ceremony with a mesmerizing act.
Apart from this, a host of celebrities will walk the red carpet. They include Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, Julien Landais, Hrishita Bhatt, Madhur Bhandarkar, Subhash Ghai, Arijit Singh, Ramesh Sippy, and Chin Han.
The ceremony is being held at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, Goa, from 4:30 pm onward. The opening ceremony will go live on DD National at 4:30pm, and will also be streamed LIVE on the YouTube channel of PIB.
The show will witness the launch of the Film Facilitation Office, an initiative by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.