New Delhi: The 53rd version of the Worldwide Movie Pageant of India (IFFI) started on Sunday in Goa.
A number of members of the movie business together with veteran author Vijayendra Prasad, veteran actor Paresh Rawal, actors Ajay Devgn, Suneil Shetty and Manoj Bajpayee have been felicitated with particular honours on the opening ceremony of IFFI 2022.
Whereas being honoured on the movie pageant, Ajay mentioned, ” I love making films. Be it acting or producing or directing, I love each and every aspect of films. Thank you all for all the love.”
The opening ceremony was hosted by actor Aparshakti Khurana. When Aparshakti requested Vijayendra Prasad about his inspiration behind his writings, the veteran author mentioned, “Gandhi ji.”
After just a few seconds, he took out Indian foreign money notice and quipped saying, “I was talking about this Gandhiji.” His epic response evoked a loud giggle from the viewers members.The 53rd version of the nine-day pageant was inaugurated by Data and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur.
Forward of the ceremony, Anurag Thakur shared, “This year lots of premiers are happening here. Several new initiatives are taken. This time, 1,000 entries came for the 75 creative minds. 75 creative minds were chosen from 10 fields. People from remote areas also participated. 75 creative minds is for those who used to feel scared of coming to Mumbai, now their requirements are being bridged, and opportunities are being provided for all to be able to participate in the mainstream film industry. This IFFI platform is not just for Mumbai film industry but for people from across the nation to come together and work together. Season premier of OTT platform show will also be happening.”
This yr`s version options retrospectives on Dadasaheb Phalke awardee Asha Parekh and Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura.