The upcoming 49th edition of IFFI will pay homage to the late actors Shashi Kapoor, Sridevi and Vinod Khanna. After the sorry demise of three great actors of Bollywood, the film fraternity as well as the fans has been in quite a shock. The organizers of IFFI clarified that this year’s film festival will pay tribute to the late actors and also keep the cinema of Israel in focus.
Vice chairperson of IFFI co-organising body, the Entertainment Society of Goa, Rajendra Talak reportedly told that “IFFI will pay tribute to late Shashi Kapoor and late Sridevi. There will also be tributes to late Vinod Khanna in a special retro section. Six to seven films on sports will be screened, in the special sports section this year… This year, Israel has been finalized as the focus-country and six-seven films will be screened in this section… Films from 64 countries have confirmed their participation for the 49th IFFI.”
There will also be a section that will honour the Kapoor family all the way from Prithviraj Kapoor to Ranbir Kapoor. Do catch the biggest government-organized film festival from November 20 to 28.