Speaking at the inauguration of the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), Shah Rukh Khan expressed that people did not take speeches from film stars seriously, and he was just considered a handsome face.
Entertainment Times reports that Khan made the comment when the audience requested him to perform a dialogue from one of his films after he finished his speech.
“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. My presence here becomes useless if I don’t say some dialogue,” said the actor, and proceeded to say an improvised version of one of his popular dialogues from ‘Raees’ (2017).
“Ammi Jaan kehti thi ki koi film festival chota ya bada nahi hota. Lekin KIFF se sundar koi bhi dusra festival nahi 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, as the audience watched with great pleasure.
In his speech, Khan spoke of the need to celebrate India’s diversity, the great heritage of films in Bengal, his experiences of attending the KIFF’s inaugurations over the past decade and the bond he shares with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and former Indian cricket captain, Sourav Ganguly.