Shah Rukh Khan was recently in Kolkata to inaugurate the Kolkata International Film Festival, and delivered a speech with his usual wit. This includes a hilarious exchange between the actor and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, and a lesson in Bengali from veteran actor Rakhee. And then, the actor had a thing or two to say about how he is only a ‘good looking face’ and nothing else.
“I know, I know, I know nobody takes serious speeches of movie stars seriously. At the end of all, I am just a good looking face. Ya, that’s it,” he chuckled. “My presence here becomes useless if I don’t say some dialogue,” he added. And there followed a redone version of his famous dialogue from Raees!
“Ammijan kehti thi, ki koi film festival chota ya bada nehi hota. Lekin KIFF se sundar koi bhi dusra festival nahin hota (My mother used to say, no film festival is small or big. But no other festival can be more beautiful than KIFF),” he said, and we’re quite sure he met with a round of thunderous applause!
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is a regular at the KIFF inaugural event every year, couldn’t make it this time owing to his health.