West Bengal cannot do without Amitabh Bachchan, says Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee welcomed actor Amitabh Bachchan to the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) Sunday, and said that the actor and his family’s presence at the festival was a must.

“We are really very grateful… last year Amitabhji had come… this year also he came… we are booking him and his full family for next year’s festival. We can’t do without you at all,” Banerjee said

Jaya Bachchan accompanied Big B on the dais by his wife. and actress Jaya, who hails from Bengal.

The event also saw Shahrukh Khan, Mithun Chakraborty and Kamal Haasan come together.

“Kamal Haasan please do come again. Bengal loves you (Shah Rukh) always so you always have to be with us,” she said to the stars.

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