It’s no longer a secret that superstar Shah Rukh Khan shares a special bond with Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. In fact, the actor and the owner of Kolkata Knight Riders is immensely in love with the city. In an interview, SRK also revealed that Mamata Banerjee sends him rakhi every year on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Recently, Shah Rukh Khan shared a picture with Mamata Banerjee on his social media.
In the picture, SRK is seen hugging Bengal CM in a cordial manner. He captioned the picture: Too much fun and love at KIFF 2017. Love my Kolkata & as always the warmth of #mamatabanerjee …U r the sweetest.
The festival was inaugurated with the screening of Iranian film Yellow. 143 films from India and abroad will be screened in the eight-day long festival. Megastars Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Kamal Haasan and British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom were present at the inauguration.
Amitabh Bachchan on Friday evening shared the pictures from the event. He said, “Inaugurating KIFF, the International Film Festival in Kolkata .. and the joy of being among dear colleagues and friends .. and the love of the people of Kolkata .. thank you all”.
T 2707 - Inaugurating KIFF, the International Film Festival in Kolkata .. and the joy of being among dear colleagues and friends .. and the love of the people of Kolkata .. thank you all pic.twitter.com/GKr6F4Q75v— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 10, 2017
Shah Rukh Khan and Kamal Haasan can be seen in the pictures.
Bollywood actress Kajol also shared the picture from Kolkata International Film Festival. She was seen wearing a peacock green sari.
She tweeted a picture of Amitabh Bachchan and Kamal Haasan saying ‘Selfie time with two legends ..... couldn’t resist.’
Selfie time with two legends ..... couldn’t resist 😜 pic.twitter.com/DaNmcckHe8— Kajol (@KajolAtUN) November 10, 2017
Kamal Haasan posted a picture with Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on his Instagram account. He wrote: Thank you Mamataji for inviting me again and again and honouring the best of my cinema family. I feel pride to part of this family. A great example of unity &diversity. Bon voyage for your London Trip.
On the other hand, Shah Rukh Khan promised the city that next time he would wear a traditional Bengali dhoti and will speak fluent regional language. Banerjee on her part promised the attire.
"We will give a dhoti-panjabi to Shah Rukh. He has asked us," Banerjee added.
KIFF is the second oldest film festival of India. This year’s edition will pay homage to veterans like Om Puri, Tom Alter and Ramananda Sengupta who passed away in 2017. It will also hold screening for 1959’s Headmaster which had Sengupta as cinematographer, Shatranj Ke Khiladi which featured Tom Alter and also Om Puri’s Sadgati.