MSN INDIA – Hrithik n Priyanka adding star quotient at IFFI
Hrithik n Priyanka adding star quotient at IFFI
Friday, November 03, 2006 Source: HindustanTimes.com. Image Source: Indiafm.com
The ‘Krrish’ couple will be the star performers at the inaugural ceremony on November 23. The festival’s opening event this year has been thematised as ‘Diversity of Indian cinema’ with an increased focus on bringing regional film participation to the fore.
With that in mind, artists from across the country have been enlisted. They include Prabhudeva, Sivamani, Sachin and Mansi Salve, Riteish Deshmukh, Ishaa Koppikar, Manoj Tiwari (Bhojpuri), Bappi Lahiri, Bipasha Basu who will perfbrm the Beedi song from Omkara, Javed Akhtar who will recite poetry. Harbhajan Mann and Daler Mehndi will be present from the Punjabi film industry.
Shashi Kapoor will be the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony and Aparna Sen wn be the guest of honour on December 3, the closing day.
Among the other special guests expected is Sir Richard Attenborough, whose film Gandhi is part of a special segment of films on Mahatma Gandhi, and marks the centenary of the Satyagraha movement.
Tributes shall be paid to SD Burman, Prithviraj Kapoor, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Satyajit Ray while the retrospective programmes include films of Javier Bardem, G Aravindan, Rolf De Heer.
Apart from the beach screenings, several music concerts have also been scheduled including a tribute to RD Burman called Salaam Boss, a Konkani musical concert, a performance by Sonu Nigam and pop band Boney M’s show at the Kala Academy
There’s clearly plenty to look forward to at IFFI 2006.