SRK-Kajol, Big B inaugurate Kolkata International Film Festival

At the opening of the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) the superstars of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Kamal Hassan and director Mahesh Bhatt shared the stage with West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee.

SRK, who was seen with close friend and co-star Kajol, ignited the memories of how sincerely these two are being missed on big screen.

SRK, who is Bengal's brand ambassador, took the stage and said, "I have promised that I will keep on learning Bangla. My Bengali has to get better. This is my new attempt with eight lines. Please bear with me. Let me get this right because by next year I have to do it without reading it off a paper."

"Ei film festival er bishesh onusthane uposthith thakte pere sammanito bodh korchi. (I feel honoured to be present at this special event). Sanskriti ebong oitihjjyor ei shohor (Kolkata is the city of culture). Shob cheye Mishti Shohor Kolkata (It is the sweetest city)," said SRK to rousing applause.

"Next time I am going to ask my friends to give me a dhoti also... Come and speak in full Bengali... fluent also and be here," he said, congratulating Mamata Banerjee for organizing the festival.

Post the event ended, SRK rushed back to Mumbai, to wind up his further commitments.