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If you do chhutti, I'll do katti: Mamata Didi tells Best Bhai Shah Rukh at KIFF 2019 inauguration

India Today logo India Today 08-11-2019 India Today Web Desk

Shah Rukh Khan on Friday inaugurated the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) at Netaji Indoor Stadium in the city. One of the videos which has caught our attention on Twitter is a hilarious conversation between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Shah Rukh.

Indrani Haldar, Shah Rukh Khan that are talking to each other: Mamata Banerjee and Shah Rukh Khan met each other at KIFF 2019. Photo credits: PTI Mamata Banerjee and Shah Rukh Khan met each other at KIFF 2019. Photo credits: PTI

The Chief Minister began her address by calling Shah Rukh Khan her "favourite brother".

"Amar priyo bhai Shah Rukh (My favourite brother Shah Rukh)... He has made a name for himself all over the world now. He still has no audacity, no pride. He loves human beings and humanity," said Mamata in her inaugural address at KIFF 2019.

The Didi and her Bhai went ahead and had a few light moments too, where Shah Rukh asked for "chhutti". Mamata replied with, "If you do the chhutti, I will do the katti (if you think of taking leave, I'll not talk to you)."

SRK lit the ceremonial lamp in the presence of Banerjee, along with actresses Rakhee Gulzar and Srabonti Chatterjee.

King Khan with Baazigar co-star #Rakhi ji at 25th Kolkata International Film Festival #KIFF2019 #ShahRukhKhan #TeamShahRukhKhan

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Madhabi Mukherjee, Nusrat Jahan, Mimi Chakraborty, Shatabdi Roy, Deb Adhikary, Goutam Ghosh and Sandip Ray also attended the event. Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, and BCCI President and former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly were also there.

Nusrat Jahan presented the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival commemoration trophy to Shah Rukh, as the audience clapped.

Germany's Oscar-winning director Volker Schlondorff, Sex Lies and Videotape actress Andie MacDowell, Slovak filmmaker Dusan Hanak graced the occasion as well.

The programme began with a montage of history of cinema, followed by a short promotional film on Bengal's film locations made by actor Parambrata Chatterjee.

(With IANS inputs)

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