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Brazilian director Oscar Marron Filho passes away at IFFI Goa
In a tragic incident, Brazilian documentary director Oscar Marron Filho suffered a cardiac arrest during an interactive session Sunday afternoon and died later at a local hospital. IFFI director Shankar Mohan said that as a mark of respect for the Brazilian director, the film parties scheduled Sunday would be cancelled and the playing of loud music would be stopped. Filho, 56, whose film Mario Filho: A Creator of Crowds – based on famed Brazilian journalist and writer Mario Filho was screened as a part of a special package on soccer films – was speaking during Open Forum, an interactive session with delegates on Sunday when he suddenly suffered a heart attack. After a few minutes of chaos, the ailing Filho was rushed to the Goa Medical College and hospital located some distance from Panaji, where he succumbed. “We are suspending festivities for today. Two minutes’ silence will be observed at all theatres at 8pm today. His relatives have been informed,” Mohan said.
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Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit flag off 42nd IIFI in Goa
Some Bollywood celebs are in the city of sun and sand to indulge in the best of cinema and also have some fun
Expressing his uneasiness about being in Goa sans beachwear, Shahrukh Khan posted a message on Twitter, “At the Goa film festival…wearing a suit in goa…kinda takes away the spirit of the place…feel like a sore thumb.” SRK isn’t alone there however. He has his Devdas co-stars, Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Jackie Shroff to keep him company. The chief guest of the opening ceremony of the film fest is Shahrukh while Tamil star Suriya and Hollywood celebs will grace the closing ceremony. Speaking to reporters, Shah Rukh said, “The technological aspect is important. If our films have to compete with the films made abroad, we have to be technologically sound.” He also said Goa was an ideal place to host the IFFI. “This is the ideal location for the film festival. We all want it to become the best in the world,” he said. Click here to read more