The nine day film festival celebrating the best of cinema from India and abroad, IFFI 2017, is coming to an end tonight (November 28). As you read this, the closing ceremony is underway at the beach destination, Goa, with the who’s who from Bollywood and other film industries in attendance. Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Bhumi Pednekar, Huma Qureshi, Sonali Bendre, Karan Johar, Sushant Singh Rajput, Amitabh Bachchan and Sidharth Malhotra amongst others have come together to bid adieu to the movie extravaganza.
On the last day of the festival, Bachchan was also presented with the prestigious Film Personality of the Year award by Akshay Kumar and Information & Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani. But not before Sidharth took to the stage to give a special tribute to the megastar. The young actor brought back memories as he danced to popular Bachchan numbers like Khaika Paan Banaras Wala, Saara Zamaana Haseeno Ka Deewana and more. Check out the pictures from the IFFI 2017 red carpet and from inside the glitzy, glamorous night, with Karan Johar and the very talented Zaira Wasim hosting the event.
Akshay Kumar at IFFI 2017 closing ceremony
Amitabh Bachchan at IFFI 2017 closing ceremony
Karan Johar at IFFI 2017 closing ceremony
Katrina Kaif makes heads turn at IFFI 2017 closing ceremony
Katrina Kaif looks like a million bucks at IFFI 2017 closing ceremony
Dashing as ever, Sidharth Malhotra at IFFI 2017 closing ceremony
Sidharth Malhotra is all smiles for the cameras at IFFI 2017 closing ceremony
Smriti Irani at IFFI 2017 closing ceremony
Apart from Sidharth’s special tribute performance for the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, the night also saw a mesmerising show by singer Papon. In it’s 48th year, IFFI 2017 was a grand affair in every aspect and as it inches towards it’s 50th year, we can only expect it to become better and bigger than it ever was, shining the arc lights on some of the best of cinema, filmmakers and actors from not just India but around the world.