Sridevi, family at IFFI in Goa!

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The actor said India is the land of "stories, fables, cultural history, religious history, mythology and legends" and these stories give people and hope and inspiration. I believe that the film will release. "There is a word in Sanskrit "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam", it means bringing the world together like a family". And I don't mean the love-stories I have been paddling for years.

The chief minister announced that by 2019 IFFI will have its own venue in Goa. "The infrastructure has been planned and will have all the required facilities for this festival including the in-built multiplexes".

IFFI promotes the diversity of Indian culture, due to which, a celebratory performance by the UTSAV of India programme took the centre stage at the Inaugural ceremony. "I welcome everyone to enjoy the festival to its fullest", he said.

"This is one of the oldest film festivals and IFFI 2017 is all set to host some of the best cinemas from across the world". The global competition jury will be headed by renowned filmmaker-poet Muzaffar Ali.

The International Competition jury will be headed by renowned filmmaker Muzaffar Ali, who is joined by his fellow jury members Festival director Maxine Williamson from Australia, Actor-Director Tzahi Grad from Israel, Russian Cinematographer Vladislav Opelyants, Director and Production Designer Roger Christian from the United Kingdom. Muzzafar Ali expressed his gratitude to the IFFI organising team for inviting him to judge the worldwide section of films. "I am very proud of this fraternity, the new generation, which is allowing this change to happen and fearless people making courageous films, sometimes at a great cost", he said. A glimpse from the film was showcased and Majidi was understandably excited. "This in addition to a galaxy of noted industry professionals, worldwide guests, dignitaries and film celebrities who will attend the festival", the organisers said in a release.

It's been 50 years since she started working in the Indian film industry, but Sridevi is still going strong, with her last film, Mom, proving to be a hit both at the box office and with the critics.

Rajkummar Rao introducing actor Shahid Kapoor as his inspiration; sharing an instance. "I believe no matter what your language, no matter what country your story comes from and no matter what ideologies, storytelling and listening should be a familial experience", he said.

Addressing the audience, Shahid Kapoor talked about the changing faces and future of Cinema.

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