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
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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