Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit was honoured with the ‘Special Recognition for Contribution to Bharatiya Cinema’ award on the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur applauded Dixit for her “unparalleled talent”.
The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is again with its 54th version in Goa. The 9-day gala kickstarted at this time with a star-studded ceremony on the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium.
The visitor listing for the occasion additionally contains Vijay Sethupathi, Sara Ali Khan, Pankaj Tripathi, Sunny Deol, Karan Johar, Shantanu Moitra, Shreya Ghoshal and Sukhwinder Singh, amongst others.
According to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting press word, Catching Dust, a thriller by award-winning British filmmaker Stuart Gatt, has been chosen because the opening movie of the gala. About Dry Grasses directed by French Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan would be the Mid Fest movie and The Featherweight directed by Robert Kolodny is the closing movie for the 54th IFFI.
Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani will function the top of the five-member jury for the very best internet sequence (OTT) award on the pageant. Divya Dutta, Prosenjit Chatterjee, and filmmakers Krishna DK and Utpal Borpujari are a part of the jury panel for the inaugural class. A complete of 32 entries throughout 10 languages from 15 OTT platforms have been chosen for the inaugural Best Web Series award.
Speaking in regards to the newly launched OTT awards, Anurag Thakur mentioned that for the reason that COVID-19 pandemic, the OTT business has seen a increase in India and authentic content material created in India is using 1000’s of individuals. In response to the dynamic panorama of this sector, the expansion of which stands at 28 per cent yearly, the Ministry has launched this award celebrating the excellent content material creators on OTT platforms.