Amitabh Bachchan should be honored with Bharat Ratna, says Mamata Banerjee at Kolkata Film Festival

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Image source: Instagram / Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan was present at the inauguration of the Kolkata International Film Festival

Kolkata International Film Festival begins Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan, Sourav Ganguly, Arijit Singh and many other celebrities were present. At the meeting, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee raised the demand that the cinema icon, Amitabh Bachchan Awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, for his contribution to Indian and world cinema. Big B also took the stage at the event and delivered a speech, in which he spoke on a wide range of topics.

Mamata Banerjee seeks Bharat Ratna for Amitabh Bachchan

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee speaks at the inauguration of the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata. During his speech, the chief minister demanded that megastar Amitabh Bachchan be honored with the Bharat Ratna for his immense contribution to Indian and world cinema.

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Amitabh Bachchan speaking at KIFF

Tracing the history of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan, who announced the launch of the 28th edition of KIFF, slammed the current brand of historical films steeped in utopian nationalism. The 80-year-old superstar of Indian cinema said, “From the earliest times, from mythological films and socialist cinema to the advent of the angry young man, to the current brand of moral policing as well as historical wrapped in fictional nationalism, there have been many changes.” ” Told.

He added, “the series made viewers reflect on the politics and social concerns of the time”. The actor also pointed out that “civil liberties and freedoms are still being questioned” by Indian cinema.

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At KIFF, an exhibition on the life and works of the 80-year-old veteran actor will be screened during the film festival, with the opening film being Abhiman.

(With PTI inputs)

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