Amitabh Bachchan,Shah Rukh Khan,Kamal Haasan unveil Kolkata International Film Festival

Amitabh Bachchan,Shah Rukh Khan,Kamal Haasan unveil Kolkata International Film Festival


Amitabh Bachchan along with his wife Jaya Bachchan,Shah Rukh Khan,Kamal Haasan and Mithun Chakraborty inaugurated the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). Also present at the prestigious event was West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


Amitabh Bachchan doing the honours at the inauguration. "The Kolkata International Film Festival inauguration over.Great respect and regard to me from CM and people of the city. Overwhelmed," tweeted the actor. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


The inaugural ceremony took place at the Netaji Indoor Stadium. The evening started off with a colourful dance titled 'Parampara' by Sukalyann D Entourage celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema. Seen here,Are Big B and Mamata Banerjee engrossed in conversation on one side,while Shah Rukh Khan and Kamal Haasan chat on the other. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


Shah Rukh seems to have Big B in splits. The actor also tweeted about the festival saying,“Kolkata has been fun & fantastic. Always a pleasure to get caught amidst the vortex of energy called Mamtadi. Holly,Bolly & Tollywood.” (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee shares a few words with Amitabh Bachchan. “It is exciting to know that many young filmmakers in Bengal,with new ideas and new vision,are again turning to literature for inspiration,” Amitabh Bachchan said at the event. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


Mamata Banerjee and Kamal Haasan take some time to catch up while Jaya Bachchan chats with Bengali filmmaker and actress Aparna Sen. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lights the inaugural lamp. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan both looked dapper in their suits. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


In a light moment,actress Jaya Bachchan had addressed her husband Amitabh,Shah Rukh Khan,and Kamal Hasaan as "non-real Bengalis" in front of "real Bengalis" like her and and co-actor Mithun Chakraborty. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


Shah Rukh Khan was very much taken up by the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. "You are perhaps in the most greatest,the most charming and loving city in the world just like the Chief Minister herself," said SRK. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


Kamal Haasan too spoke about the beloved CM,“She is a dynamo of energy and very surprisingly not interested in sitting in the chair for too long. I am quite surprised,I am not used to it,” he said. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)


Jaya and AMitabh Bachchan,CM Mamata Banerjee,Shah Rukh Khan,Kamal Haasan and Mithun Chakraborty on stage. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)