IFFI 2017

The who’s who of Bollywood graced the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) near Panaji, Goa on November 20, 2017. This year Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan inaugurated the festival. The Dilwale actor spoke at the inauguration ceremony which was also attended by the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Smriti Irani.

The IFFI 2017 also saw the presence of Nana Patekar, Anupam Kher, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Subhash Ghai, Divya Dutta, Miyang Chang, Ishaan Khatter, Radhika Apte, Rajkummar Rao and others. Shah Rukh during his talk said, “There is a word in Sanskrit ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’. It means bringing the world together like a family. I believe no matter what your language is, no matter what country your story comes from, and no matter what your ideology is, story-telling and listening should be a familial experience which binds us together.”

The actor also expressed his disappointment about the protests against the film Padmavati. Shahid Kapoor while talking to the media about Padmavati said, “It will be a precedent which I am not proud of if the film finds it difficult to release. I believe that the film will release. I believe that this process is difficult and like I said, I went through a similar process with Udta Punjab”.

The festival also saw the presence of Manohar Parrikar, the Chief Minister of Goa. The festival will be screening 10 world premieres, more than 64 Indian premieres and 10 Asian and International premieres.

Exclusive photos of Shah Rukh Khan and Smriti Irani at IFFI Goa 2017!

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Shah Rukh Khan strikes a pose for the cameras at the red carpet
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Siddharth Roy Kapur poses for the IFFI 2017 in Goa
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Anupam Kher strikes a pose for the cameras
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Smriti Irani poses with husband Zubin Irani at the IFFI 2017
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Hrishitaa Bhatt poses at the red carpet
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Nana Patekar poses at the red carpet
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Divya Dutta stuns in black at the red carpet event
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Meiyang Chang poses at the red carpet of the IFFI 2017 in Goa
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Ishaan Khatter strikes a pose at the IFFI 2017 red carpet
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Radhika Apte all smiles for the cameras at the red carpet
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An injured Rajkummar Rao graces IFFI 2017
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Ihaan Khatter poses with his mother
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Shah Rukh Khan in conversation with Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar
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The Inaugural event of the IFFI 2017 in Goa

Photo Credits: Viral Bhayani

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