Shah Rukh Khan speaks in Bengali, wins hearts at KIFF opening ceremony amid ‘Pathan’ craze – Times of India

Shahrukh Khan who was in Kolkata for the inauguration of 28
th The Kolkata International Film Festival on Thursday once again gave Bengalis more than one reason to love him. King Khan, who is known for his smart replies and humour, confessed his love for the city of bliss with some really funny yet honest comments.

More interestingly, he tried his best to deliver his speech in Bengali as he had promised the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, The first thing Shah Rukh said while speaking on stage was ‘Kamon achhe apna, bhalo to?’ (How are you all? Everything good?) He further said how happy he is to be in Kolkata after a long time.

Interestingly, he also admitted that the Bengali part of his speech was composed by his dear friend Rani Mukherjee, who also attended the inauguration ceremony. So if something is wrong then everyone should ask the queen. He further stressed that it feels great to be with all the dignitaries on 28
th KIFF.

Shah Rukh also spoke about the importance of the medium of cinema. He said that cinema has become the most important medium of modern times. Now it has to play an even more important role because of the advent of social media. The actor said that social media is often driven by narrow views which limit human nature to be broad and open minded. He had read somewhere that negativity increases the consumption of social media and this also increases its commercial value. And to maintain a balance, cinema needs to be more responsible and handle the situation with utmost care.

The opening ceremony of the prestigious film festival was held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata. It was inaugurated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya BachchanShah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Arijit Singh, Kumar SanuSourav Ganguly and many other eminent personalities from the Kolkata film fraternity.