On the way to Goa! (Image: X)
Vijay Sethupathi will unveil the trailer of Gandhi Talks at the film festival. Shreya Ghoshal will introduce Kadak Singh.
The 54th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa kicked off with a star-studded opening ceremony, showcasing the grandeur of cinema. Headlined by Shahid Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit, the event promises a mix of glamour and artistry, featuring stars like Shriya Saran, Nushrratt Bharuccha, Pankaj Tripathi, as well as musical maestros Shantanu Moitra, Shreya Ghoshal and Sukhwinder Singh. Aparshakti Khurana and Karishma Tanna will host the ceremony at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, marking the beginning of the film gala in Goa from November 20 to 28.
As such, Divya Dutta took to the microblogging site X, formerly known as Twitter, to share that she is headed to Goa for the film festival with Shreya Ghoshal, Vijay Sethupathi and Jishu Sengupta. She wrote, “Off to the grand opening… @IFFIGoa in super company! @VijaySethuOffl @shreyaghoshal #jishusengupta.”
At the ceremony, Pankaj Tripathi, Shantanu Moitra, Shreya Ghoshal, and Taba Chake will take centre stage to introduce the crime thriller Kadak Singh, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury. Vijay Sethupathi is set to reveal the trailer for the black comedy Gandhi Talks, a silent film set in the present day with four characters portrayed by Vijay Sethupathi, Arvind Swami, Siddharth Jadhav, and Aditi Rao Hydari.
On Monday, November 20, Madhuri Dixit was awarded for her contribution to Indian cinema at the prestigious film festival. She was honoured with the ‘Special Recognition for Contribution to Bharatiya Cinema’ Award.
At the ceremony, Madhuri performed a medley of her popular songs. Madhuri graced the festival with her stellar performance. “Cinema has given me so much, it’s time to give something back in return. What better way to do so than through song and dance which is integral to not just Indian cinema, but Indian culture as well,” she said.