"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
"Whereas a typical westernised women was considered a vamp a few decades ago, associated with vice and venom, today films show women in western designer clothes. This is part of India's globalisation," he said, delivering the inaugural address at the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival
The City of Joy is particularly joyous right now. Bollywood's A-list couple Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan arrived in Kolkata today for the 20th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF)
A special section has been earmarked as a tribute to legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, where seven of her films will be screened
Naseeruddin Shah will mark his presence at the UAE premiere of Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag in Dubai on Wednesday (January 15, 2014). He plays a pivotal role of a gangster in the movie.
Brazil's Eduardo Nunes and Poland's Rafael Stemplewski's maiden productions had their Indian premiere recently as part of the 'Shades of Black and White' segment of the just-concluded 19th Kolkata International Film Festival.
Boasting of a varied fare of world cinema and a rich oeuvre of films from Southeast Asia, the 19th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) pleased the masses as well as the classes, a few glitches notwithstanding.
Bipasha Basu, Sushmita Sen and Rani Mukherjee were among renowned actresses felicitated Sunday at the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival which came to an end with a celebration of women power.
Gems of Indian cinema Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Mithun Chakraborty and Kamal Haasan came together on Sunday, November 10, with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to inaugurate the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF).
Overwhelmed at being invited to inaugurate the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), megastar Shah Rukh Khan said on Sunday that he would learn Bengali from actress-politician Jaya Bachchan to be a "true Bengali".