Shahrukh Khan will open the 42nd International Film Festival of India while south star Suriya will close it
Fresh from the success of RA.One and ahead of the release of Don 2, actor Shahrukh Khan will inaugurate the 42nd International Film Festival of India to be held in Panaji, Goa from November 23-December 3. “Shahrukh will flag off the 42nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2011 in Goa. He would formally inaugurate the 10-day extravaganza on November 23 at Ravindra Bhavan auditorium in Margao,” festival director Shankar Mohan confirmed. The festival’s opening will include the screening of the Portuguese film The Consul of Bordeaux directed by Francisco Manso and Joao Correa. IFFI will screen more than 100 movies from 65 countries during the festival. The closing ceremony will have southern superstar Suriya, who is known for superhit movies like Ghajini, Perazhagan, Vaaranam Aayiram, Rakht Charitra and the recently released 7aam Arivu. Eminent French filmmaker Luc Besson and Hollywood action star Michelle Yeoh will also be a part of the closing. Other guests in the list of attendees include Laurance Kardish, Dan Wolman, Raima Sen, Dino Morea and Prem Chopra.