The seven-day competition will start by paying tribute to 2 greats: auteur Satyajit Ray and iconic Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee
Asserting that the present should go on regardless of the pandemic state of affairs, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday stated famous person Shah Rukh Khan will grace the digital inauguration of twenty sixth Kolkata Worldwide Movie Pageant (KIFF) on January 8.
The seven-day competition will start by paying tribute to 2 greats: auteur Satyajit Ray on his beginning centenary, and iconic Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who died of post-COVID issues in November final 12 months.
“Collectively we’ll overcome this pandemic. However the present should go on. We’re going forward with #KIFF 2021 nearly, on a smaller scale. Glad that my brother Shah Rukh Khan will be part of us nearly on the inaugural occasion on Jan 8, 4pm,” Banerjee stated on Twitter.
Ray’s basic ‘Apur Sansar’, which was Chatterjee’s debut movie, will likely be screened on the inauguration.
A complete of 131 movies, in function, quick and documentary codecs, will likely be screened on the choose state- run theatres of the town, together with Nandan and Rabindra Sadan.
Superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan together with different large names of Bollywood had been visitors on the inaugural ceremony for the previous few years.