Megastars Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth along with Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant lit up the ceremonial lamp to mark the inauguration of 50th International Film Festival of India here on Wednesday. Both the star looked regal, clad in almost identical bandh-gala jackets with full sleeves. Lyricist and Central Board of Film Certification chief Prasoon Joshi was also present among the dignitaries. Rajinikanth Conferred With ‘Icon of Golden Jubilee’ Award at IFFI 2019, Thalaivar Fans Trend ‘Pride Of India Rajinikanth’ on Twitter.
Other than these, filmmakers Karan Johar, Ramesh Sippy, and Priyadarshan, and French actor Isabelle Huppert will also be present at the event. Music legend Illayaraja is scheduled to perform on November 27. The registration for IFFI started on September 1 and till now 7,000 people have confirmed their participation, while the total registration is 9,300.IFFI 2019 will showcase over 200 films from 76 countries, which includes 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films in the Indian panorama section. IFFI 2019 Icon Of Golden Jubilee Goes To Rajinikanth; The Superstar Thanks The Government For The Honour.
Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth and Prakash Javdekar at IFFI 2019
One of the most acclaimed and influential actors in India, Shri @rajinikanth was honoured with a special award "Icon of the Golden Jubilee of IFFI"#IFFI2019@satija_amit @MIB_India @PIB_India @esg_goa pic.twitter.com/u2aa1uFKhT
— IFFI 2019 (@IFFIGoa) November 20, 2019
John Bailey, cinematographer and former President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will head the International Jury of IFFI. The award ceremony will take place on Nov 29.