The grand inaugural ceremony of the 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) this year will be hosted by ace filmmaker Karan Johar, reports Mid-Day.
The upcoming event in Goa will be inaugurated by Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, informed by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar last week.
In the event, 24 films are in the race for Oscar nominations. The festival will also showcase 50 films of 50 women directors.
Javadekar also informed that French actor Isabelle Hupert will be honoured at the festival with the Life Time Achievement Award for a foreign artiste.
South Indian superstar Rajinikanth will also be conferred with the Icon Of Golden Jubilee Award for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema at the festival.