Celebrities Including Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan Grace The Opening Ceremony Of IFFI 2019

Publish On: 20 Nov, 2019 05:29 PM | Updated   |   Harshita  

GOA: The 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India had a glamorous opening ceremony in Panaji, Goa on Wednesday. Megastars like Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth made their honorable presence at the event. Celebs like Karan Johar, Priyadarshan, Sidharth Roy Kapur were also there to grace the red carpet. 

Senior Bachchan got nostalgic when he arrived at the event as Goa was the place where he shot for his first film. He said, "I am honored to be here. I thank the Government of India, Government of Goa for inviting me here. Films have always been an integral part of social life. A festival of this magnitude in Goa also serves the people of Goa; to know and be exposed to what is happening in the international world and also gives us an opportunity to meet and mix with people. It is a great honor and I am happy to be here. Thank you so much for all your love and affection for all these years. It has been almost 50 years since I began, my first film was in Goa. Coming back to Goa is always very nostalgic."

South megastar Rajinikanth was given the Icon award at the golden jubilee of the IFFI. On receiving this special recognition, the Thalaiva said, "I would like to dedicate this award to my producers, directors and all technicians who worked in my films and above all to my fans."

Bollywood's popular filmmaker Karan Johar became the host for the day. Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth amongst others lit up the lamp at the inauguration of the ceremony.