It was earlier declared that Amitabh Bachchan will inaugurate the 18th Kolkata International Film Festival at Netaji Indoor stadium along with Shah Rukh Khan. There is a little change in it, another superstar of Bollywood film industry and Bengal’s own Mithun Chakraborty will be also at the inauguration of 18th Kolkata International Film Festival. After 26 years, Mithun and Amitabh Bachchan will share the same stage. For the last time they shared the stage was in Hope 86.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee personally has invited Mithun Chakraborty for the inauguration function of 18thKolkata International Film Festival.
Clossing function of 18th Kolkata International Film Festival will also be a gorgeous one. A dance recital titled Purno Houk Purno Houk Banglar Mati Banglar Jol,which will be choreographed and directed by Sukalyann Bhattacharya and assisted by Saheli Mahapatra on the closing day of 18th Kolkata International Film Festival. The music will be scored by Joy Sengupta. Eminent female singer Lopamudra Mitra will sing in the dance drama and Madhumonti Moitra will do the narration.