The 29th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) started in Kolkata on Tuesday at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in kolkata. A number of notable personalities attended the opening ceremony, including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Sonakshi Sinha, Sourav Ganguly, and Mahesh Bhatt were present at the inauguration ceremony.
In a light-hearted moment during his speech, Salman Khan amusingly compared Mamata Banerjee’s residence to his house in Mumbai, and made a comment about her house that has since brought the actor into the limelight.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the Kolkata international film festival, Salman Khan recalled that he visited Banerjee’s house in the Kalighat area during his last trip to the city.
“When I was invited by Didi to her house, my only thing was I have to go and see whether it was really small, if it was smaller than mine… Shatru sir (Shatrughan Sinha) has come to my house, and he had a problem — there was no place to sit. It’s one room, one small kitchen like a pantry and a bedroom,” he said.
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“I am jealous that her house is actually smaller than mine. And, I am jealous of the fact that how can somebody in this position have a house smaller than mine. I don’t wish for a smaller house but she has given me a big complex. It only shows how simple people are and we don’t need that much,” he said, pointing to the chief minister who was on the dais, amid an applause from the audience.
Salman graced the event in formals. He looked dapper is all black look. Anil Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Sonakshi Sinha and other celebs attends the event. The current edition will showcase 219 films from 39 countries across 23 venues in Kolkata.