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IFFI 2019 Day 2: Goa CM Pramod Sawant honours Amitabh Bachchan

The event, which is being h Goa, will see the attendance of 9,000 delegates and is being hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar.

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New Delhi Updated on: November 22, 2019 23:13 IST
IFFI 2019 LIVE Updates: Rajinikanth honoured with Golden Jubilee Award
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Rajinikanth honoured with Icon of the Golden Jubilee Award

The 50th edition of the prestigious International Film Festival Of India (IFFI) started off with a bang in Goa. IFFI which will be held from 20th November to 28th November at multiple venues in Goa's capital Panaji, will screen over 200 films from 76 countries, including 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films. The star-studded grand opening hosted by Karan Johar witnessed the presence of two legends on the same stage. Amitabh Bachchan, Rajnikanth and I & B Minister Shri Prakash Javdekar Prakash Javadekar flagged off the extravaganza at the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Bambolim. To commemorate the grand occasion, a special postage stamp was released. Also, Shankar Mahadevan, Louis Banks delivered a mesmerizing performance for the audience. Director Madhur Bhandarkar, producer Siddharth Roy Kapur and National Award winning actress Divya Dutta walked down the red carpet.

Speaking of India’s soft powers, I & B Minister Prakash Javdekar said, “India has lots of scenic and beautiful shooting sites for national and international films but shooting at these locations requires around 15-20 permissions. Government is now preparing for single-window arrangement which will take care of all the permissions and it will benefit places like Goa, Leh-Ladakh and Andaman & Nicobar.”

Superstar Rajnikant accepted Icon of Golden Jubilee award amidst loud cheer. In his acceptance speech, the Thalaiva dedicated the award to all the producers, directors and technicians who worked in his films, his fans and people of Tamil Nadu.

 

Live updates : IFFI 2019 Day 2 LIVE Updates

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  • 1:48 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Chief Minister of Goa Dr Pramod P Sawant felicitates Amitabh Bachchan

  • 9:07 PM (IST) Posted by Shalu Singh

    ICYMI, here's IFFI 2019 for you

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    Glimpses from the event

     

  • 8:29 PM (IST) Posted by Shalu Singh

    Big B felicitated at IFFI 2019 by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and superstar Rajinikanth. During his acceptance speech, Amitabh said, ''It's incredible that we have Rajinikanth with us today, inspiring us every day, every time''. He expressed his gratitude to IFFI 2019 for choosing him and his films for a retrospective''.

  • 6:03 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Amitabh Bachchan lauds Rajinikanth

  • 5:27 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Rajinikanth: My heartfelt thanks to the Indian government for honouring me with this award

    "The honourable chief minister of Goa, honourable minister Prakash Javadekarji, my inspiration Amitabh Bachchanji, all dignitaries, ladies and gentlemen, good evening to everybody. I am extremely happy to receive the International Film Festival of India's prestigious Icon of Golden Jubilee award. My heartfelt thanks to the Indian government for honouring me with this award. I dedicate this award to all my producers, directors and technicians who worked in my films. And above all my fans and my Tamil makkal. Thank you. Jai Hind," says Rajinikanth.

  • 5:23 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Icon of the Golden Jubilee award for Rajinikanth

     Rajinikanth bestowed with the Icon of Golden Jubilee award during the opening ceremony of International Film Festival of India 2019.

  • 5:20 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Isabelle Huppert gets Lifetime Achievement Award

    French actress Isabelle Huppert honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the opening ceremony of International Film Festival of India 2019.

  • 4:42 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Shankar Mahaden arrives at IFFI

  • 3:49 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    The Stalwarts of Indian Cinema Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan are back together at the red carpet of IFFI after their appearance in 2014.

     

     

  • 3:40 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Ceremony begins!

     The opening ceremony of 50th International Film Festival of India has begun in full fervour.

  • 3:27 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Rajinikanth is all smiles

    Megastar Rajinikanth has also reached the event in Goa.

  • 3:26 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Amitabh Bachchan makes grand apperance

  • 3:21 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Karan Johar turns host at IFFI 2019

    Bollywood director Karan Johar is hosting the opening ceremony, in the presence of Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar, Secretary for Information and Broadcasting Amit Khare, and Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.

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