The International Film Festival of India began on November 20 with many renowned personalities of the film industry in attendance. From Shah Rukh Khan to Sridevi, Bollywood stars made stylish red-carpet appearances. The veteran actress inaugurated the film festival's Panorama Section whereas Radhika Apte and Rajkummar Rao hosted 48th edition of the film festival. Here are some highlights from the event that you should not miss.
Shah Rukh struck his signature pose and was quoted saying, “There is a word in Sanskrit -- Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. It means bringing the world together like a family. I believe no matter what your language, no matter what country your story comes from and no matter what ideologies, storytelling and listening should be a familial experience.”
Shahid Kapoor said, “From running in fields full of mutlicolour flowers to making films on women empowerment, I think Indian cinema has come a long way. I am very proud of this fraternity, the new generation, which is allowing this change to happen and brave people making brave films, sometimes at a great cost.”
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) November 20, 2017
It was a special day for Shahid as his younger brother Ishaan Khattar’s film Beyond The Cloud screened in India for the first time.
While hosting Rajkummar Rao cracked a joke on I&B minister, Smriti Irani and the lady was quoted as saying, “Rajkummar Rao, this (incident) should be known to the rest of the country - you poked fun at a minister. And it shows as a government how tolerant we are.”