Coming to Goa is coming home, said a nostalgic Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday, while inaugurating the Indian Panorama section of the 50th edition of the 2019 International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
“Coming to Goa has always been like coming home. My very first film was shot here. And ever since then, I’ve had many opportunities to work in this wonderful place,” Bachchan said at the inaugural ceremony, where a retrospective of his films was being screened as part of the festival’s programming.
Bachchan’s first film “Saat Hindustani” was shot in 1969 in Goa, in which he plays the role of one of the seven “satyagrahis”, who take on the colonial Portuguese regime to free the coastal state.