What a way to celebrate cinema: Maniesh Paul states his experience of hosting IFFI Goa!

Uniting two of the most popular and loved hosts of the nation, IFFI Goa witnessed Karan Johar and Maniesh Paul hosting the film festival amidst a star-studded affair.

Sharing glimpses from the event, Maniesh Paul posted pictures with the veteran Dream Girl Hema Malini as well as co-host Karan Johar, expressing his admiration for the insightful journey and celebration of cinema saying, “It was an absolute honour hosting @iffigoa

What a way to celebrate cinema…the coming together of film makers from across the world!

Grateful to have spent time with our Honorable minister of information and broadcasting, Shri @official.anuragthakur sir and was so happy to hear about his vision for cinema…hope iffi keeps growing bigger and bigger…

mp #life #goa #films”.

52nd IFFI to be inaugurated tomorrow in Goa

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur, to inaugurate the opening Ceremony

75 young Creative Minds from across the country to be part of the Festival
For the first time BRICS Film Festival to be held on the sidelines of IFFI

Major OTT Platforms to be part of the festival for the first time

Movies from over 73 countries to be represented at the Festival

Renowned actor Hema Malini to be presented Indian Film Personality of the Year 2021 award at the ceremony. Calling all ardent and aspiring film lovers. It is time to rekindle your love of films and immerse yourself in an inspiration-packed celebration of the richness and diversity of our shared human experience.

Yes, the 52nd edition of Asia’s oldest and India’s biggest film festival, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is getting off to a colorful start on the golden shores of Goa tomorrow (November 20, 2021).

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Youth affairs & Sports, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur and Chief Minister of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant will grace the occasion. Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting and Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying Dr L. Murugan will also be present at the opening ceremony.

Founded in 1952, the film festival is held annually, currently in the state of Goa, to celebrate the excellence of world cinema.

IFFI being held from 20th to 28th November, 2021 provides the perfect platform for understanding and appreciating the film cultures of different nations in the context of their social and cultural ethos. The festival is conducted jointly by the Directorate of Film Festivals (under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting) and the Entertainment Society of Goa, Government of Goa.

The festival will start off with a star-studded inaugural ceremony at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, Panaji, Goa, with the presence of film personalities Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, Ritesh Deshmukh, Genelia Deshmukh, Shraddha Kapoor, amongst others. IFFI this year will showcase over 300 films from across the globe. The celebrated film maker Karan Johar and television personality Manish Paul will host the event.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, IFFI this year will be hybrid and festival delegates will have the option to participate and watch films and other events virtually, sitting in the comforts of their homes.

Touted as the Sultan of Stage, Maniesh Paul has entertained the audience by hosting a varied range of shows, on and off screen.

Owing to his quick wit, spontaneity and humourous style, Maniesh Paul has garnered immense love from the masses through the years and continues to rule the stage with his colloquial skills.

Currently gearing up for his first collaboration with Karan Johar, Maniesh Paul will be seen in a pivotal role in Dharma Productions’ Jug Jugg Jeeyo, release date of which was announced recently.



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