Kolkata sources have added that the 23rd edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), India's second oldest film festival, rolls back into the eastern metropolis on Friday, welcoming world cinema, attracting the finest of talents and embracing fresh cinematic experiments.
Meanwhile beginning with a star studded inaugural on Friday, the gala event, was hosted by the West Bengal government, will screen an assemblage of 143 films spanning 53 countries under 16 different categories till November 17. Moreover stars Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan will be present at the inaugural ceremony.
Further Tamil film icon Kamal Hassan and filmmaker
Mahesh Bhatt is also slated to attend the ceremony, to be presided over by West
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Britain will be the focus country this
year in commemoration of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 with as many as 13
of its films part of the week long celebration.
Why Karni Sena damaged a school for playing Deepika Padukone's Padmaavat song? According to sources from Ratlam school in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam was allegedly vandalised by members of Shri Rajput Karni Sena after students performed on the song 'Ghoomar' from Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmaavat.' Meanwhile the incident was reported from Saint Paul's Convent School here, where students from grades one to five performed to the song during their annual day function.
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