26th KIFF: Shah Rukh Khan Says He Misses Hugging Mamata Di
New Delhi: West Bengal brand ambassador Shah Rukh Khan, attended the virtual inauguration of the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) from Mumbai on Friday and apologised to the audiences for not being physically present on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Greeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who inaugurated the festival, SRK said that he misses hugging her. “Mera bohat dil kar raha hai ki main wahan par hota (I really wish I could have been there). But all I can say from here is that I love you all and I miss Bengal. Mamata di, I miss you and miss hugging you. Inshallah when I come next time jo bohat hi jald hoga, do-chaar extra hugs le lunga aapse (I will visit Begal soon enough and when I come, I will take extra hugs from you),” the actor told the CM, ZeeNews reported.
She, in turn, invited him to come to Kolkata during Raksha Bandhan. To this, he replied, “100 per cent I will come.”
Addressing the audiences, the actor said, “We have to try and make our families happier. Whatever we do should be for our family and the country. We have been blessed by god. We can say a lot of good things through our films.”