Kolkatta film fest gets a starry curtain raiser

Bollywood superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, accompanied by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the 18th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) in Kolkata. Several top Bollywood actors such as Mithun Chakraborty, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif made their presence felt at this stellar ceremony. The prime theme of this year's edition of the film festival is commemoration of the 100 years of Indian cinema and to mark this occasion, works of some of the country's greatest film directors like Satyajit Ray, Ritwick Ghatak and Bimal Roy would be screened. Nearly 200 films will be screened at this festival and these include productions from 60 different countries.