IFFI 2017 opening ceremony: Shah Rukh Khan, Sridevi, Janhvi Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and others who made it a starry eventhttps://indianexpress.com/photos/entertainment-gallery/iffi-2017-opening-ceremony-shah-rukh-khan-janhvi-kapoor-shahid-kapoor-and-others-who-made-it-a-starry-event-4946704/

IFFI 2017 opening ceremony: Shah Rukh Khan, Sridevi, Janhvi Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and others who made it a starry event

IFFI 2017 was attended by Shah Rukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Shahid's brother Ishaan Khatter, Janhvi Kapoor, Sridevi, Boney Kapoor, AR Rahman and Anupam Kher. The inauguration in Goa was a star-studded one

Shah Rukh Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor at IFFI 2017

The 48th International Film Festival of India kicked off on Monday in Goa. Despite several controversies, the IFFI 2017 inauguration was a star-studded affair. Bollywood stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Sridevi, Boney Kapoor, A R Rahman, Anupam Kher, Jahnvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar among others were in attendance. The Jab Harry Met Sejal actor who inaugurated the festival spoke about how India’s rich history has always had a culture of storytelling and story-listening.

Shahid Kapoor was also present at the celebrations at IFFI.

Shahid Kapoor was also present at the celebrations at IFFI. His upcoming film Padmavati has been surrounded with controversies. When the reporters asked him about his upcoming film, he said, "This is not the time to be angry; this is not the time to lose your cool because there are enough people doing that right now. So I would choose to say that I believe in the process and I am very optimistic. I am sure 'Padmavati' will come out. Once people see the film, they will be proud of it like we are. All of this will be forgotten then."

Shahid Kapoor was also present at the celebrations at IFFI.

"Our constitution says that you are innocent until proven guilty. Same should be extended to 'Padmavati', it should not be considered guilty even before it is provided for people to judge it," Shahid Kapoor said.

Janhvi Kapoor graced the event with her parents, Sridevi and Boney Kapoor.

Janhvi Kapoor graced the event with her parents Sridevi and Boney Kapoor. The young star kid will be making her debut next year in Dhadak. The film is the remake of the national award-winning Marathi film Sairat. She will be sharing the screen with Shahid Kapoor's brother Ishaan Khatter.

Janhvi posed for the photographers.

Janhvi posed for photographers. With her graceful appearance, she proved that she is ready to enter Bollywood.

Shah Rukh Khan also struck his signature pose at the festival.

SRK also struck his signature pose at the festival.

Information and Broadcast Minister, Smriti Irani and SRK spotted talking.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani and Shah Rukh Khan were seen engaged in a conversation.

Anupam Kher attended IFFI 2017.

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher also attended the event. He was recently appointed as the chairman of FTII.

AR Rahman also graced the event.

Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman also graced the event.