Amidst the controversy over Pathan’s Besharam Rang song, Shah Rukh Khan took the opportunity to address how social media toxicity affects the collective narrative, ultimately making it divisive and destructive. Soon after, Amitabh Bachchan stunned the audience at the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival with his remarks on civil liberties. Also Read – Rana Daggubati Birthday Special: Did You Know The Baahubali Star Rejected These Films? here is the list

The megastar, who is generally known to avoid political issues, surprised everyone by addressing issues like civil liberties and freedom of expression. Before making any statement, Big B prepared his ground by citing incidents of the erstwhile British rulers creating communal divide and imposing censorship in the pre-independence era. Also Read – Rashmika Mandanna finally breaks silence on facing ban from Kannada film industry for not watching Rishabh Shetty’s Kantara; Says, ‘Until now…’

He then raised the issue, “Even now, I am sure my colleagues on the platform will agree that civil liberties and freedom of expression are being questioned.” He also talked about well-known filmmakers like Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak who did not hesitate to portray or address socio-political issues through their films. Also Read – Pawan Kalyan’s Fan Writes Suicide Letter to Director Harish Shankar; Thalapathy urged not to remake Vijay starrer Theri

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was the last speaker on the occasion, during her turn indirectly supported the views of both the Bollywood actors, claiming that West Bengal will always work with the people of the state to protect unity in diversity and humanity. Fights with courage for. Never bow down to anyone.

On this occasion, Mamata Banerjee also raised the demand for Bharat Ratna to be given to Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who was present on the occasion. “He is the pride of India and the right person for this award,” he added. To which, Amitabh shared his emotional connection, saying, “This is the city that gave me my first job. This is the city that gave my wife Jaya Bachchan her first film.”

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