The 54th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa kicked off with a star-studded opening ceremony, showcasing the grandeur of cinema. Madhuri Dixit was one of the headliners at the event. Madhuri also received an award for her contribution to Indian cinema at the prestigious film festival.
Anurag Thakur, the Information and Broadcasting Minister, took to the micro-blogging site X, formerly known as Twitter, and wrote, “An icon across the ages, @MadhuriDixit has graced our screens with unparalleled talent for four incredible decades. From the effervescent Nisha to the captivating Chandramukhi, the majestic Begum Para to the indomitable Rajjo, her versatility knows no bounds.”
An icon across the ages, @MadhuriDixit has graced our screens with unparalleled talent for four incredible decades.From the effervescent Nisha to the captivating Chandramukhi, the majestic Begum Para to the indomitable Rajjo, her versatility knows no bounds.
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— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) November 20, 2023
“Today, we are filled with admiration as we present the ‘Special Recognition for Contribution to Bharatiya Cinema’ Award to the talented, charismatic actress who has redefined excellence in cinema, at the 54th International Film Festival of India. A celebration of an extraordinary journey, a tribute to an everlasting legacy,” he added.
Madhuri graced the festival with her stellar performance. She said, “Cinema has given me so much, it’s time to give something back in return. What better way to do so than through song and dance which is integral to not just Indian cinema, but Indian culture as well.” At the ceremony, Madhuri performed a medley of her popular songs.
Headlined by Shahid Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit, the event promises to be a mix of glamour and artistry, featuring stars like Shriya Saran, Nushrratt Bharuccha, Pankaj Tripathi, as well as musical maestros Shantanu Moitra, Shreya Ghoshal and Sukhwinder Singh. Aparshakti Khurana and Karishma Tanna will host the ceremony at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, marking the beginning of the film gala in Goa from November 20 to 28.