New Delhi, Oct 26 (UNI) Veteran film actor Shashi Kapoor will be the chief guest at the inuagural ceremony of this year's International Film Festival of India, which opens at Goa on November 23.
Noted actress Aparna Sen will be the chief guest at the closing function of the festival.
The inaugural ceremony of last year's IFFI was mired in controversy after super star Amitabh Bachhan's name as chief guest was withdrawn at the last moment and instead of him, octogenarian actor Devanand inaugurated the event.
''This year's film festival will be inaugurated by Mr Shashi Kapoor, and Ms Aparana Sen will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony,'' Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Das Munsi told newsperson after he was presented the list of film entries in the Indian Panorama here today.
The ten-day event will screen a total of 40 Indian films, 20 feature and 20 non-feature.
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