Prime News, National and International, Cinema, Entertainment, Panaji (Goa), November 21:- The Golden Jubilee Edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) got off to a mesmeric start here last evening.
A galaxy of stars from the Indian and world film industry were present at the grand opening ceremony which was hosted by the master of entertainment Karan Johar.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and renowned superstar Rajinikanth announced the festival open, in the presence of Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Javadekar said, government is now preparing for single window arrangement through which all the permissions required to shoot a film in the country will be granted. The minister said “the single window system introduced by the government will attract more international filmmakers to shoot their films in India.”
At the event, actor Rajinikanth was bestowed with the Icon of the Jubilee Award. From Thursday, the Golden Peacock Retrospective section will showcase eight movies from eight different countries. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)