After much debate and discussion, SRK has also finally agreed to
participate and be the chief guest for the inaugural function of
the 38th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which is to be
held in Goa on November 23.
This decision was announced on Wednesday by the Information and
Broadcast ministry. Actor Mamooty will be amongst those attending
the inaugural function alongwith actresses Ramya Krishna, Mira
Jasmine, and also Lenin Rajendran. Celebrated filmmaker Buddhadeb
Dasgupta will be chief guest of the closing ceremony.
4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days, a film by the Romanian film maker
Cristian Mungiun, which had been awarded at the Cannes festival
this year, will be the opening film at Goa. There are big
speculations about Amitabh Bachchan"s film, The Last Lear to be
premiered during the fest.
In all, 21 feature and 15 non-feature films have been
short-listed for the Indian panorama by the jury.