IFFI a great vehicle to encourage new filmmakers: Manoj Bajpayee


[**EDS: IMAGE MADE AVAILABLE FROM PIB** Panaji: Jury members of BRICS film festival being felicitated, at the closing ceremony of the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2021), in Panaji, Goa on Nov. 28, 2021.Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur and the Chief Minister of Goa Dr. Pramod Sawant are also seen. ( /PTI] Panaji, Nov 28 : Stating that he believed that IFFI was a great vehicle to encourage India's next generation of filmmakers, actor Manoj Bajpayee on Sunday said that he believed the country, with its huge population, could be a great force in entertainment. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India here, Bajpayee said, "I personally believe that the IFFI, organised by the government of India is a great vehicle to instigate and encourage new filmmakers and the coming generation of filmmakers. A country of such a huge population can actually be a great force in entertainment in the coming years in the world and this platform (referring to IFFI) is going to be the major force behind them." Earlier, the actor was honoured on the occasion by Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur and lyricist and CBFC chairperson Prasoon Joshi. /IANS


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