Shraddha Kapoor

Film Director and producer Subhash Ghai (center) and actress Padmini Kolhapure (right) felicitated actress Shraddha Kapoor as youth Icon of NextGen of Indian cinema during the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2017), in Panaji, Goa on Nov. 21. (IANS photo)

PANAJI—Actress Shraddha Kapoor on Tuesday was felicitated with Youth Icon of NextGen of Indian Cinema accolade at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here.

Ace filmmaker Subhash Ghai gave away the honor to the actress, who joined the movie gala to inaugurate Bioscope Village – a part of ongoing IFFI.

"I have fond memories of Goa. I have shot two films here ('Aashiqui 2' and 'Ek Villain'). Goa has been very warm and friendly to our film industry. I would like to thank every one of you. I would also like to thank IFFI for inviting me here," Shraddha Kapoor said.

The "Half Girlfriend" star came to the event with her aunt and actress Padmini Kolhapure to open the village, where films will be screened for the public through a unique mobile theatres models till Nov. 27. "Aashiqui 2" was the first film to be screened at one of the inflated theatres. Padmini Kolhapure also lauded the effort and interacted with the attendees in Marathi.

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