48th International Film Festival of India begins at Panaji

The Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has inaugurated the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017 at the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium at Bambolim, Panaji (Goa). Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan will be honored with Personality of The Year award. Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the film festival. Around 200 films from over 80 countries will be screened during the nine-day extravaganza. Canada is the focus country at the IFFI this year. 26 feature films and 16 non-feature films belonging to different languages, regions, and cultures will be screened in the Indian Panorama Section of the festival.