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Bengali beauties Rani,Sushmita,Bipasha honoured

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Bollywood actresses Sushmita Sen,Rani Mukerji,Bipasha Basu and Moushumi Chatterjee were felicitated by the West Bengal government at the closing ceremony of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) on November 17.

All the Bengali beauties were looking pretty in saris. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

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Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen,who was dressed in a red sari,said,"When you get an award at your home it is the biggest achievement. It is like being blessed by your own family." (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

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Actresses Rani Mukerji and Sushmita Sen said that they were a fan of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

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Model-turned-actress Bipasha Basu,who was brought up in Kolkata,said: "Being a Bengali makes me very proud." (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

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"Thank you Mamata di. We are a huge admirer of the human courage and the conviction that you have. It is very special to say I am from Bengal and from your state," actress and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen said after being felicitated as one of the 'Panch Kanya' of Bengal. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

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Stating that Mamata Banerjee had transformed Kolkata and West Bengal,actress Rani Mukerji said,"As a Bengali,I am very proud that she is running Bengal and she is an inspiration to a lot of women. Please keep inspiring us like this." "We have seen lot of change for the better. This time I got to see shining Kolkata while coming from the airport," she said. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said,"We will bring back the golden era of Bengal."
Veteran actress Moushumi Chatterjee also said they she is very proud of her origin from the state. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

Altogether nine films from south Asian countries were competing for the award. The 'Panch Kanya' (Five Women) award was also given to Bengali actress Koel Mullick at a gala event at the Science City auditorium here. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)