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Curtains up: Shah Rukh Khan at the inaugural. Photo: AFP
Curtains up: Shah Rukh Khan at the inaugural. Photo: AFP

The prestigious 42nd International Film Festival of India kicked-off in Goa recently with Shah Rukh Khan as chief guest in the inaugural of the 11-day festival. The day also saw celebrated French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier being conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award. The festival began with the screening of “The Consul Of Bordeaux” a Portuguese film by Fransisco Manso and Joao Correa. The first edition of IFFI was held in Mumbai in 1952 by the Films Division, Government of India, with the patronage of the first Prime Minister of India.

This year, the festival which is on till December 3 features categories like Polish cinema, 3D cinema and Russian classics besides others.


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