Shah Rukh Khan arrived in style to inaugurate the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival at a packed-to-the-capacity Netaji Indoor stadium. Among the other dignitaries present at the event were Saurav Ganguly, Bollywood actress Rakhee and West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee. SRK shares an amazing bond with the happy city of Kolkata and it wasn't really surprising to see him inaugurate the film festival. However, the sweetest moment from the event was his interaction with Rakhee, who played his on-screen mother in Baazigar and Karan Arjun. Ayushmann Khurrana Wants to Write a Script for Shah Rukh Khan, Is the Actor Listening? (View Tweet).
In a video shared by the actor's many fan clubs, you can see Rakhee teaching a few Bengali words to SRK as she starts singing one of Rabindranath Tagore's songs, O Amar Desher Mati. Though the actor tries to learn, he later confesses that he didn't understand a word of what he said. "We've worked together in Baazigar. For me, it's just an excuse to stand next to the most beautiful woman on the earth, so, thank you Rakhee ji," said SRK after he repeated Rakhee's words. Shah Rukh Khan Says He Wants a Hug from Salman Khan for Birthday and We Hope They Get It on Video.
Watch Rakhee and SRK's adorable interaction at KIFF 2019
The dignitaries, the audience everyone is in awe as Rakhi Ji teaches SRK to speak in Bangla ❤️ And the words of SRK sound the sweetest, RT if you agree pic.twitter.com/pwJAylQihk
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Besides Shah Rukh Khan, even Amitabh Bachchan was supposed to attend the inauguration but he had to withdraw owing to his recent illness. "Amitabhji comes here every time. But he could not turn up. Since last night he is unwell. So doctors have restricted his movements. He is suffering a lot since last night," Mamata Banerjee said at the inauguration programme.