Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that the state government will formally invite Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to inaugurate the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) scheduled to take place in Goa this November.
Filmmakers from as far as Venezuela, Italy, Cuba and South Korea presented their work at the third Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF). But surprisingly local participation at the three-day gala, which aims to encourage movie-making culture here, has been close to zilch.
The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) will invite Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to attend the upcoming edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here, which is scheduled in November.
The India Pavilion at the 67th Cannes Film Festival organised by the information and broadcasting ministry has been a big draw over the past three days, the co-organisers Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) said on Monday.
Veteran lyricist Gulzar received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honour in cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema, here Saturday. The 77-year-old was overwhelmed and thanked a string of "gurus" and musical geniuses of the past and current generation for contributing to his success story.