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 honour to the actress, who joined the movie mela to inaugurate Bioscope Village -- a part of ongoing IFFI.

"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," Shraddha 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 public through a unique mobile theatres models till November 27.

"Aashiqui 2" was the first film to be screened at one of the inflated theatres.

Padmini also lauded the effort, and interacted with the attendees in Marathi.