One of the biggest film festivals opened at Kolkata yesterday with politicians and crème de la crème of Bollywood attending the opening night.
Kamal Haasan, Amitabh Bachchan, Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan, Mahesh Bhatt and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee graced the event.
Amitabh Bachchan was the chief guest at the festival for the fourth time in row. During the inaugural speech, Big B spoke about how Bengali cinema has contributed vastly to music in Indian films.
On the other hand, Shah Rukh Khan spoke few sentences in Bengali to resounding applause and said he would wear a dhoti the next time he attends the festival.
Kamal Haasan, spoke briefly on films while Mahesh Bhatt made a more political speech, saying freedom of speech must be protected.
Various fan pages have posted the snaps of the Kolkata Film Festival.
Check out the pics below: