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Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Vidya Balan inaugurate Kolkata Film Festival

Amitabh Bachchan along with wife Jaya Bachchan, actresses Vidya Balan and Sharmila Tagore inaugurated the 21st edition of the Kolkata Film Festival in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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Amitabh Bachchan along with wife Jaya Bachchan, actresses Vidya Balan and Sharmila Tagore inaugurated the 21st edition of the Kolkata Film Festival in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday laid strong emphasis on cinema’s role in communication in the wake of controversies over communal prejudices dividing the world.

Seen here, Big B inaugurating the fest along with wife Jaya. (Source: Amitabh Bachchan's blog)

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Amitabh Bachchan attended the ceremony with wife Jaya, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, Vidya Balan and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. (Source: Amitabh Bachchan's blog)

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The actor later took some selfies with the beautiful ladies. (Source: Amitabh Bachchan's blog)

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Amitabh Bachchan in conversation with Mamata Banerjee. (Source: Amitabh Bachchan's blog)

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The actor was greeted with claps. The audience seemed to be eagerly waiting for Amitabh Bachchan. (Source: Amitabh Bachchan's blog)

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And there were more claps at the inauguration ceremony. (Source: Amitabh Bachchan's blog)

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Jaya Bachchan, who expressed gratitude that Sharmila Tagore was responsible for her foraying into films as a teenager in Satyajit Ray’s 'Mahanagar' in 1963, was the guest of honour. (Source: Amitabh Bachchan's blog)

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Sharing snippets of information on the contribution of Bengal to Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan stressed the role of films as the “most pervasive medium of communication in entertainment”. (Source: Amitabh Bachchan's blog)

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Amitabh Bachchan snapped while arriving in Kolkata. (Source: Amitabh Bachchan's blog)