STAR-SPANGLED CURTAINS FOR IFFI 2017

As always Amitabh Bachchan is eloquent!

Amitabh Bachchan is `Father of Film Industry’!

Karan Johar… known for his romantic movies

It was glamour, humour, memories and nostalgia all the way at the star-spangled closing ceremony of the 48th International Film Festival of India at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium in Panaji on November 28, 2017.

Pics courtesy Gaurish Poke, Tara Narayan, and ESG/PIB

Thank you is a small word, to thank everyone, especially Akshay, who have

Actress Sonali Bhendre…
achoring the evening

shared his story and gave people an idea of my age! Goa has always been very close to my heart. My first

film Saat Hindustani was shot here in Goa and therefore I have

Actor Sidharth Malhotra strikes a pose

immense memory and love and affection for the people of Goa. The very first film fan I had was also from Goa and

she is somewhere here – Zarine Fernandes.

Amitabh Bachchan gets the Indian Film Personality Of The Year award… Smriti Irani and Akshay Kumar do the honours

Fortunately, she is still a fan. I just want to thank IFFI and Smriti for this recognition. I do respect this award (Indian Film Personality of the Year Award) and thank you so much. For having me here and honoring me. I

have always felt that my respect and regard for the Indian film industry has rested in the presence

the film industry has in our world.

STAR-SPANGLED CURTAINS FOR IFFI 2017When we sit inside a darkened hall, we never ask what the caste, creed, color or religion of the person sitting next

to us is. Yet, we see the same film, laugh at the same jokes, we cry at the same emotions and we sing the same songs. In this fast disintegrating world of today, where can you find such a wonderful

and worthy example of unity and integration as you do in the world of cinema? During the last few years of my father kavi Harivansh Rai Bachachan he used to sit in front of the television and watch a Hindi film every evening .

CM Manohar Parrikar arrives with Goa Governor Mridula Sinha for IFFI’s closing ceremony… walking the red carpet

Often it used to be bits of my own film and once I asked him “what is that

which is so attractive about Hindi cinema?” He said, “I get to see

poetic justice in just three hours. You and

I won’t see  poetic justice, perhaps, in our lifetime!” This is the power of cinema and I’m a very proud Indian. I

Best Actor – Silver Peacock (Female) goes to Parvathy
TK for the film ‘Take Off’

am also a very proud but very small

In rapt conversation… Amitabh Bachchan and
Manohar Parrik

member of this exquisite fraternity called the

Special Jury Award Silver Peacock for ‘Take Off’ goes
to Mahesh Narayanan

Indian film industry?

Vivian Qu won Best Director (Silver Peacock Award)
for ‘Angel’s Wear White’

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