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Shah Rukh Khan to inaugurate 42nd International Film Festival

The festival will be held at the pristine locales of Goa from the 23rd of November to the 3rd of December

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | November 18, 2011

‘King Khan’ as Shah Rukh Khan is popularly known as, will be inaugurating the 42nd International Film Festival of India to be held at the pristine locales of Goa from the 23rd of November to the 3rd of December. The ten day festival will be spread across cultural locales like Kala Academy, Rabindra Bhawan and others and will bring the best of creative geniuses and celebrated Auteur to a common platform which is aimed at making the festival the best in world. While the opening ceremony brings in the King of Bollywood, the closing ceremony will have the Southern Superstar Suriya best known for his super hit movies like ‘Perazhagan’, ‘Vaaranam Aayiram’ and ‘Rakht Charitra’ adding spice to the proceedings who will be joined in by international celebrities like eminent French filmmaker Luc Besson and International action super actress Michelle Yeoh.

The festival which is termed as the ‘festival of change’ seeks to bring in vast changes into the concept of the festival and is a ‘work of transition’ in the words of Festival Director, Shri Shankar Mohan. A step towards the global acceptability of the festival is to bring in the biggest name in Bollywood today, Shah Rukh Khan who will flag off the ten day global cultural fiesta. The actor acclaimed the world over for blockbuster movies like ‘Ra.One’, ‘Om Shanti Om’, ‘Don’ and others will grace the opening celebrations which also include the screening of the Portuguese film ‘The Consul of Bordeaux’ directed by Francisco Manso and Joao Correa.

In the words of festival director Shri Shankar Mohan, “Shah Rukh will flag off the 42nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. He would formally inaugurate the 10-day extravaganza on November 23 at Ravindra Bhavan auditorium in Margao."

The festival which will screen more than 100 movies from 65 countries will be one of the biggest international film festivals across the world and will bring together creative geniuses and glamour Gods from across the world to network on a common platform. In this 42ndInternational Film Festival of India expect luminaries like Luc Besson, Bertrand Tavernier, Michelle Yeoh, Laurance Kardish, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Dan Wolman and others along with glamour celebrities like Raima Sen, Dino Morea, Prem Chopra and others.

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