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Shahrukh Khan offers to strip in Goa!
Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan Wednesday turned an otherwise drab official function into a rib-tickling affair by offering to strip and reveal his bermudas on stage at the inauguration of the 42nd IFFI
Shahrukh Khan was the chief guest at the inauguration of the 11-day International Film Festival of India (IFFI). The actor was at his hilarious best and had Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni and Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat in splits by threatening to strip down to his beach wear, which he claimed he was wearing beneath his formal slacks. “I wanted to wear my bermudas, but then chose to wear my suit. But I am still wearing bermudas beneath. Do you want me to take my pants off,” he asked, leaving the 1,000 strong audience laughing their guts out. “The younger girls (referring to compere Tisca Chopra and actor Rituparna Sengupta) and Ambikaji are saying ‘take it off, take it off’!” Khan chided in banter, after being at the receiving end of Soni’s playful jibe at him in her introductory speech. Click here to read more
Rahul Khanna, Tisca Chopra to host 42nd IFFI opening ceremony in Goa
The 10-day extravaganza of the 42nd International Film Festival of India will start Wednesday and actress Tisca Chopra has tweeted that she will host the opening ceremony. “Off to Goa for IFFI – International Film Fest Of India, hosting the opening ceremony,” Tisca posted on microblogging site Twitter. Actor Rahul Khanna will co-host the opening ceremony with her. The festival, which will take place at Ravindra Bhavan auditorium in Margao, aims to be a one-stop-shop for cultural exchanges between Indian filmmakers and artists and cinema experts from several countries. Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan will inaugurate the festival. The guest list of the festival includes eminent French filmmaker Luc Besson, Hollywood actor Michelle Yeoh as well as Laurence Kardish, Dan Wolman, Raima Sen, Dino Morea and Prem Chopra.
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IFFI Goa to have 3D, digital and animation films
Matching global trends, the 42nd International Film Festival of India is going to do many things for the first time
For the first time, movies backed by animation, 3D and digital technology will find prominence at the upcoming 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa as organisers want to bring global trends to India while showcasing the vast variety of domestic cinema. Keeping true to its theme of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, which translates to ‘The Whole World is One Family’, the 11-day film extravaganza, starting November 23, aims to be a one-stop-shop for cultural exchange between Indian filmmakers as well as artists and cinema experts from several countries, according to Shankar Mohan, Director, IFFI.
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