Goa CM skips queries on not inviting Amitabh Bachchan for IFFI

"It is not for me. It is upto the Directorate of Film Festivals (that comes under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to call Bachchan as the guest)," Kamat said responding to a question.

The mega-star was reportedly not invited for the film festival this time as also on earlier occasions.Addressing a press conference, Kamat also said that Railway Minister Mamata Banerje would attend the inaugural function as Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni was indisposed.

Indian film legend Yash Chopra will inaugurate the festival at a ceremony scheduled at Kala Academy.Kamat said that Margao town located 35 kilometres away from here would screen films at state government owned auditorium, Ravindra Bhavan.

"Total of 27 films would be screened here. People can get tickets on the spot and delegates also can see the movies here," the Chief Minister said.He stated that holding IFFI in the state is paying rich dividends and state has started producing movies of its own.The 10-day festival will start on November 22.

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