News Daily Digital Desk: This time ‘son-in-law of Bengal’ Amitabh Bachchan will attend the opening ceremony of Kolkata International Film Festival (Kiff). Jaya Bachchan will also be there. Was this known in advance? But the brand ambassador of Bengal Shah Rukh Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) will be there? This question was on everyone’s mind. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee herself gave the answer on Friday. Said his brother Shah Rukh will be present at the opening stage of the film festival. Not only that, Sourav Gangopadhyay has also been invited to attend this event.
Kolkata International Film Festival will start from December 15 this year. The festival will continue till December 22. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said at the inauguration of the new memorial building in the Legislative Assembly, “So far, representatives of 52 countries are coming to the Khabar Film Festival.” They will be rotated once in the Assembly memorial building. The speaker of the assembly will organize the tea circle. Those who have already confirmed, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, my brother Shahrukh Khan will come to our program. Sourav Gangopadhyay is also invited. Many more will be present.”
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This is the wish of the Chief Minister that the legislators-MPs of Bengal should also join the Kolkata International Film Festival irrespective of their party affiliation. He said, “I will tell Raj Chakraborty, chairman of the film festival committee, to invite all the MLAs-MPs. Who will come, who will not come is up to them. But invite everyone. No one should be left out of the opposition. Everyone should come.”
Note that last year’s film festival was held in April this year instead of December. The 27th film festival ran from April 25 to May 1 this year. Inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Apart from three theaters in Nandan, two theaters in Nazrul Tirth, Rabindra Sadan, Shishir Manch, Film Centenary Bhavan and Okakura Bhavan screened various films. Satyajit Ray’s ‘Aranya Din Ratri’ was chosen as the opening film. Actor MP Shatrughan Sinha was the chief guest at the inauguration. But this time, along with Amitabh-Shahrukh, Saurabh Gangopadhyay will also be seen at the opening ceremony.