Over 160 films from over 70 different countries will be screened at the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which rolls out the red carpet along the banks of the beautiful Mandovi river, Tuesday.
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar will inaugurate the festival Tuesday evening, which is being held in Goa for the ninth time since 2004.
The festival will begin Tuesday with the screening of "The Life of Pi", while the closing film will be "The Reluctant Fundamentalist".
About 12,000 delegates are expected to be arriving in Goa for the festival.
"Jab Tak Hai Jaan" (JTHJ), legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra's last directorial venture, is raking in the moolah at the box-office -- the romantic saga has collected over Rs.120 crore worldwide in just six days of its release.
The film, which came out on Diwali alongside Ajay Devgn-starrer "Son of Sardaar', has earned Rs.80.73 crore at the domestic box office.
In India, it earned Rs.15.23 crore (Tuesday), Rs.19.54 crore (Wednesday), Rs.14.45 crore (Thursday), Rs.11.17 crore (Friday), Rs.10.38 crore (Saturday) and Rs.9.96 crore (Sunday).
Actor Akshay Kumar has been roped in by whisky brand McDowell Signature as its new brand ambassador for its campaign "Success is living in the spotlight".
"I am delighted to be a part of the Signature brand campaign as it wonderfully captures the key facets of a successful man. Like the signature man in TV campaign, my life is always in the spotlight due the success I have achieved in my profession over the years," Akshay said in a statement.
Actor-turned-director Deepak Tijori, currently busy finalising the cast for his film "Dare You", says it will go on the floors mid of next month and that he is targetting a Holi release.
Deepak, who earlier directed "Oops!" and "Fareb", said that they are also scouting for the right location.
"Since it's a college story, we are looking at various college campuses. We might shoot the entire film either in Mumbai or Pune," he told IANS.
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who is on the lookout for a fresh face to play the title role in his new directorial "Kaanchi", is sure the movie will turn its actress into a superstar.
"After going through the whole script of 'Kaanchi' now, we all are very sure that any girl who shall play this role of 'Kaanchi' will be a superstar overnight after the release of film," Ghai said in a statement.
The women-oriented movie is his best script ever, says Ghai, who is credited with films like "Karma", "Ram Lakhan", "Saudagar", "Khalnayak" and "Taal".