The 54th edition of the international Film festival of india (IFFI) in goa will kick 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.
At the ceremony, madhuri will perform a medley of her popular songs. She said, “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”. Shahid, too, will perform on his hit numbers. “Performing in front of a live audience is something I’ve truly loved ever since I can remember… Thanks to IFFI I get to do that one more time in goa,” he said.
Nushratt Bharuccha will celebrate The india Story through her performance, while Shriya will grace the stage with renditions of songs like the tamil hit Allegra Allegra, kannada chartbuster Ra Ra Rakkamma, malayalam hit Kalapakkaara and Show Me The Thumka.
During the opening ceremony, karan johar and sara Ali Khan, along with the team of Ae Watan Mere Watan, will reveal the first look of the drama-thriller. Sukhwinder will perform the film’s title track at the event. Pankaj Tripathi, Shantanu Moitra, shreya ghoshal, and Taba Chake will take centrestage to introduce the crime-thriller Kadak Singh, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.