Kolkatans await for the next Kolkata International Film Festival since the end of the previous one and the intense hungriness to see the films enlisted in the festival could be seen during the 18th Kolkata International Film festival held at Netaji Indoor stadium. This year, the city has witnessed first time millennium star Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood Badshah Shahrukh Khan, Tollywood Mahaguru Mithun Chakraborty and glamorous queen Katrina kaif and Anushka Sharma sharing the same podium in presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Some of the Tollywood stars and actors like Madhabi Mukherjee, Sandhya Roy, Haradhan Bandyopadhya, Dipankar De, Ranjit Mallick were too present in the function. Tollywood heartthrobs Dev, Koel Mallick, Parambrata and Soham also shared the dais.
Mamata Banerjee conducted the grand show in her own unique style and trademark speech. “Bengal has the potential to turn into a home for international cinema. We can act as a bridge between Hollywood, Bollywood and Tollywood. Our government plans to set up three film cities in the state, it’s important to invest in the entertainment business for its now in focus”, she declared. Continue reading “18th Kolkata International Film Festival”