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Madhuri Dixit Inaugurates Indian Panorama At IFFI

Actor Madhuri Dixit on Thursday inaugurated the Indian Panorama section of the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2011 in the presence of actor Jackie Shroff; Uday Kumar Varma, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting; Chief Secretary Sanjay Shrivastava; IFFI Director Shankar Mohan and others.

Addressing the gathering, Madhuri said: “IFFI is a great place to bring in cinematic minds and offer them a platform to interact and bring out the best in cinema. I have myself learnt a lot from these experiences which I have tried to present in my individual works.”

She further added that Goa in itself is a lovely place to be in and hosting IFFI in here adds to the charm of the place. Offering a relaxed atmosphere for film practitioners to interact amongst themselves, IFFI and Goa has been the best example of creative projection which is for sure to place Indian cinema on the larger global scene, she said.

The opening film for Indian Panorama was Malayalam feature film Urumi directed by Santosh Sivan.

The Indian Panorama showcases a package of 24 feature films which have been chosen by a jury headed by renowned filmmaker Sai Paranjpye who chose 23 films out of a total of 118 eligible entries.

The non-feature section was opened with the screening of Adwait Sangeet (Hindi) directed by Makarand Brahme and will showcase 21 non-feature films.

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