August 20, 2013
The 19th Kolkata International Film Festival is scheduled from November 10th to 17th
The 19th Kolkata International Film Festival is scheduled from November 10 to 17 and authorities have already swung into action to line up the programme in the best possible manner.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee suggested the names of Kamal Haasan, Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, who brought a grandeur to last year`s film festival and of course Bengal`s Brand Ambassador Shah Rukh Khan as the Special Guests on the dais for the inauguration of this year`s Film Festival.
The hour-long meeting was attended by the festival`s core committee members including Sandip Ray, Probhat Roy, Ranjit Mallick, Haranath Chakraborty, Debasree Roy, Raj Chakraborty, Shrikant Mohta, Sandhya Roy, Surinder Singh.
The State Education Minister Bratya Basu, the Youth Service Minister Arup Biswas and the Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee were also present at the meeting.
CM Mamata Banerjee, at the meeting, said she wanted this year`s opening film to be an unreleased Rituparno Ghosh movie.
That apart, a retrospective of Rituporno Ghosh`s films is on the suggestive list.
The first edition of Satyajit Ray Memorial Lecture may also be held between the fest dates.