Panaji: Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor on Tuesday was honoured with Youth Icon of NextGen of Indian Cinema accolade at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji, Goa.
Renowned filmmaker Subhash Ghai gave away the honour to the ‘Aashiqui 2’ actress, who came to the event with aunt and veteran actress Padmini Kolhapure.
Subhash along with Shraddha and Padmini inaugurated an initiative by Entertainment Society of Goa, titled the Bioscope Village where films will be screened for public through a unique mobile theatres models till November 27.
While speaking at the event, elated Shraddha said, “I have fond memories with 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 each and everyone of you. I would also like to thank IFFI for inviting me here.”
‘Aashiqui 2’ was the first film to be screened at one of the inflated theatres. Goa Chief Minister and Vice Chairman of Entertainment Society of Goa, Manohar Parrikar also attended the screening of the movie.