SRK inaugurates IFFI at Panaji

20 Nov 2017

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan today invoked the Sanskrit words 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (the world is a family) as he opened IFFI. The row over the release of "Padmavati" had members from the film industry urging stars to boycott the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which also kicked up a furore last week when the I and B ministry decided to drop two films -- "S Durga" and "Nude" -- from the Indian Panorama section. Union I&B minister Smriti Irani and Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the festival along with Shah Rukh. "There is a word in Sanskrit -- Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. It means bringing the world together like a family. I believe no matter what your language, no matter what country your story comes from and no matter what ideologies, storytelling and listening should be a familial experience," Shah Rukh said at the opening ceremony.