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Report and pics from Rajtilak Naik in Panaji
for Daijiworld News Network - Goa

Panaji, Nov 24: The 37th International Film Festival of India was inugurated on Thursday evening by veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor in the presence of union information and broadcast minister Priyaranjan Dasmunshi along with silver screen stars Vidya Balan, Anil Kapoor, Venkatesh, Prasannajeet, film-maker Boney Kapoor, Goa chief minister Pratapsingh Rane and others.

Dignitaries at the inauguration

Kapoor, Dasmunshi and Rane on the dais

Music director Bappi Lahiri performing, Bipasha Basu and others in a dance

IAF fighters in a tricolor formation

Prabhu Deva and others doing a dance

Vidya Balan and Priyanka Chopra

The IFFI tableau

Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra in a dance

Curious crowds

A special float of 'Sholay'

 The inaugural ceremony was followed by a cultural programme having performances of Bollywood and regional artistes.

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