West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee drops Shahrukh Khan at the airport


After attending the inaugural ceremony of Kolkata International Film Festival, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee dropped Shahrukh Khan at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport.  Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Kajol attended the event along with other Bengali stars. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee also graced the event. 

At the event, Shahrukh Khan enthralled the audience with his few Bengali words and promised to be more fluent in the language next time and said that he would want a ‘dhoti’ to look like a complete Bengali babu.

“I have promised that I will keep on learning Bangla. My Bengali has to get better. This is my new attempt with eight lines. Please bear with me. Let me get this right because by next year I have to do it without reading it off a paper,” he said as he read a small message written in Bengali.

King Khan said that he would probably wear a dhoti next year. “Next time I am going to ask my friends to give me a dhoti also,” he said.

Reacting to it Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee promised that SRK would be given a dhoti and kurta next year. To critics of the film festival and Biswa Bangla brand she said, “If Bengal becomes an international brand what is the harm? If the world is ready to come to Bengal what is the problem? One should not do politics in everything. ‘Jhandar shonge matha thandao rakhte hoi’ (it is necessary to keep a cool head along with carrying a flag). Our unity is in our diversity. Let them be those who are feeling jealous”.