Kolkata, September 29: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will inaugurate the Kolkata Film Festival to be held this November, official sources said on Saturday. Big B's confirmation comes after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee personally requested the actor to be present during the inaugural ceremony to be held on November 10.
"Amitabh bachchhan responds to Mamata Banerjee, coming to Kolkata, will inaugurate Kolkata International Film Festival on 10th November," Trinamool MP Kunal Ghosh said in a tweet. The 17th edition of the film fest held last year was inaugurated by Shah Rukh Khan and Sharmila Tagore at the Netaji Indoor Stadium. Khan, also the state's brand ambassador, might also be present at this year's inaugural show, sources said.
The CM, also the state's information and cultural affairs minister, had revived the film festival after coming to power last year by bringing in Bollywood stars.
Incidentally, Mamata and Bachchan had both made their debut in Lok Sabha together in 1984.