The 48th IFFI 2017 came to an end today (November 28) in Goa. The closing ceremony saw the who’s who from Bollywood and film personalities from across the world throng the beach destination to bid a grand adieu to the event. Tiger Zinda Hai co-stars Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan were also amongst the guests and we expected them to pose at the red carpet, be on the same stage at the event and give us some couple, or maybe co-star goals.

But we were disappointed. The two didn’t play each other’s arm candy but instead Salman had a special date to keep him company. Are you thinking Iulia Vantur, who has been a close friend with the superstar and his family since some time now? Before you let your thoughts run wild, let’s put an end to this guessing game. Salman was accompanied by his Tubelight co-star Matin Rey Tangu.

IFFI 2017 Closing Ceremony: Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan All On One Stage, Sidharth Malhotra's Tribute To Amitabh Bachchan And More

IFFI 2017 Closing Ceremony: Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan All On One Stage, Sidharth Malhotra's Tribute To Amitabh Bachchan And More

The cute little boy also shared the stage with Salman along with Karan Johar, another child actor and Dangal and Secret Superstar actress Zaira Wasim and Sonali Bendre. The two child actors got a special mention on the IFFI 2017 stage for their beautiful performances in the two aforementioned Bollywood films this year. What we couldn’t miss was the camaraderie between Salman and Matin. Even after having finished work on their film, the little one was extremely comfortable in the star’s presence, with the Khan playing it low and letting the arc lights shine on Matin. Check out the video below from 1:10 to know what we mean.

Later, we also spotted Salman flanked by Katrina on one side and Matin on the other as he enjoyed the rest of the evening.

IFFI 2017 was grander than all its previous years. While it has always lived up to the promise of bringing the best of Indian and world cinema under one roof, this time it made headlines due to greater attendance from Bollywood personalities and also for some controversies where films that were assumed ‘inappropriate’ were removed from the screening line-up. As the film fest gets closer to its 50th year, we can only expect IFFI to get grander and become one of the most attended, covered, and watched film fest and award show in the country.