Amitabh Bachchan, Kajol, Kamal Haasan and Shah Rukh were joined by director Mahesh Bhatt, singer Kumar Sanu and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to light the ceremonial lamp at the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival.
Shah Rukh Khan asked for a traditional Bengali ‘dhoti’ for the next edition of the film festival and he also promised to be fluent in the language by then. Shah Rukh Khan even read out a speech in Bengali.
Tollywood actors like Dev, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Mimi Chakraborty and others graced the event.
The festival will screen 143 films spanning 53 countries under 16 different categories till November 17. A total of 93 foreign language films will also be showcased and 50 from India. The films would be screened across 12 venues in the city.
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