A 'Khantastic' opening!

While the opening ceremony brings in the ‘King of Bollywood’, the closing ceremony will have the southern superstar Suriya, best known for his super hit movies like Perazhagan, Ghajini, Vaaranam Aayiram and Rakht Charitra, adding spice to the proceedings. He will be joined in by international celebrities like eminent French film-maker Luc Besson and international actress Michelle Yeoh.

The festival, which is termed as the ‘festival of change’, seeks to bring in vast changes into the concept of the festival and is a ‘work of transition’ in the words of festival director, Shankar Mohan. A step towards the global acceptability of the festival is to bring in the biggest name in Bollywood today, Shah Rukh Khan who will flag off the ten day global cultural fiesta.

 The actor, acclaimed for blockbuster movies like Ra.One, Om Shanti Om, Don and others, will grace the opening celebrations which also include the screening of the Portuguese film ‘The Consul of Bordeaux’ directed by Francisco Manso and Joao Correa.

Says Shankar Mohan, “Shah Rukh will flag off the 42nd edition of the IFFI in Goa. He would formally inaugurate the ten-day extravaganza on November 23 at Ravindra Bhavan auditorium in Margao.”

The festival which will screen more than 100 movies from 65 countries will be one of the biggest international film festivals across the world and will bring together creative geniuses and glamour gods from across the world to network on a common platform.

This edition of the festival will be attended by Luc Besson, Bertrand Tavernier, Michelle Yeoh, Laurance Kardish, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Dan Wolman and others along with glamour celebrities like Raima Sen, Dino Morea, Prem Chopra and others.

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