Akshay Kumar inaugurated the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa on November 20 by lighting the traditional lamp. The event celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema over the next ten days. The actor requested the gathering to observe a two-minute silence as a tribute to the legends of Indian cinema, who passed away this year, like Rajesh Khanna, Yash Chopra, Dev Anand, A. K. Hangal, Ashok Mehta and Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray.
Ashutosh Gowariker represented India as jury member for the recently-concluded Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF), an annual cultural celebration of Doha Film Institute (DFI) held in UAE. He was seen mingling with other jury members from various countries. He was also spotted in the company of Mira Nair, legendary Robert De Niro and Anupam Kher. This year, the festival had over 87 movies from 34 countries.
Madhoo has filed a complaint with the Malabar Hill police some time ago as she had been inundated with obscene letters. Recently again the actress received an envelope containing obscene material with Mafatlal’s name mentioned as the sender. Ajay Mafatlal, the scion of the Mafatlal family, is now embroiled in an embarrassing controversy as the letters mentioned ‘A Mafatlal’ and one ‘Mohammad Shakeel Qureshi’, as senders.
Family’s day out
Shilpa Shetty and businessman husband Raj Kundra celebrated their third wedding anniversary on November 22. They spent some valuable time with their little son Viaan in Bangkok. This is Viaan’s first international trip, and also a first trip abroad for Shilpa who hasn’t travelled out of India for over a year now. She will also be facing the camera after a long break as she is there to shoot an ad of which she is the brand ambassador.