"Films remain the most pervasive form of communication in entertainment in the contemporary world. Now, more than ever, we need to talk to each other, listen to each other and understand ourselves with respect to the world, and cinema is the best medium for doing this," said Amitabh Bachchan
Mr Bachchan's wife Jaya, actresses Vidya Balan, Sharmila Tagore and Moushumi Chatterjee will also attend the inaugural event. However, Shah Rukh Khan, a regular at the openings, will not be present as he is busy shooting. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will preside over the ceremony. An innovative musical performance titled Maestros of Bengal will begin the event
Amitabh Bachchan has returned to the International International Film Festival of India as a chief guest after a decade
"I had promised last year that I would speak in Bengali this time, ami Bangla e kotha bole khub anondito (I am very happy to speak in Bengali). Jodi kono bhool hoye thaake amake kshome korben (forgive me if I make any mistakes),"SRK said to thunderous applause
Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and the Bachchans attended the inaugural ceremony of Kolkata Film Festival
Bollywood's first family, the Bachchans and actor Shah Rukh Khan lent their star power to the opening ceremony of the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), held on November 10.
Indian superstars Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Kamal Haasan inaugurated the 19th Kolkata Film Festival on Sunday, November 10, in Kolkata.