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2018 Kolkata International Film Festival opening ceremony

Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Waheeda Rehman, Mahesh Bhatt, Rituparna Sengupta, Soumitra Chatterjee and Prosenjit Chatterjee among others attended the opening ceremony of 2018 Kolkata International Film Festival

Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rituparna Sengupta, Soumitra Chatterjee, Prosenjit Chatterjee

Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Waheeda Rehman, Mahesh Bhatt, Rituparna Sengupta, Soumitra Chatterjee and Prosenjit Chatterjee among others were present at the opening ceremony of 2018 Kolkata International Film Festival.

Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Waheeda Rehman, Rituparna Sengupta, Soumitra Chatterjee. Prosenjit Chatterjee

Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Waheeda Rehman, Rituparna Sengupta, Soumitra Chatterjee and Prosenjit Chatterjee among others light the ceremonial lamp at the opening ceremony of 2018 Kolkata International Film Festival.

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan delivered the keynote speech at the opening ceremony of 2018 Kolkata International Film Festival.

Shah Rukh Khan

“Mamata di is extremely smart and beautiful. What she has done is she made sure that the biggest two jobs should be given to the great Mr Amitabh Bachchan and myself. But the intelligent job of coming and talking here and making a point that makes the festival come alive, she has kept it for Mr Bachchan. And the tomfoolery she has left to me,” Shah Rukh Khan said.

Mahesh Bhatt

"In these changing, shifting times, I believe that the filmmakers and storytellers will hold the world together. It is the occasion to realise that one of us is much lesser than all of us," Mahesh Bhatt said.

Amitabh Bachchan, Soumitra Chatterjee

Amitabh Bachchan and Soumitra Chatterjee share a light moment at the opening ceremony of 2018 Kolkata International Film Festival.

Shah Rukh Khan, Mamata Banerjee

Shah Rukh Khan in conversation with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the opening ceremony of 2018 Kolkata International Film Festival.