Shahrukh Khan agrees to be the brand ambassador of West Bengal
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has agreed to be the brand ambassador of West Bengal after the chief minister Mamata Banerjee requested him yesterday on November 10, 2011. The chief minister made the
request while having a few words with King Khan on the sidelines of the inaugural function of the 17th Kolkata Film Festival.
"Yes, he has agreed," Banerjee told PTI when asked about her proposal to Khan and his response.
Banerjee also revealed that Khan, during the conversation, told him that he will be in the state whenever he is going to be called.
Earlier, speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the film festival, Khan disclosed he has some great memories of his stay at West Bengal. He especially mentioned his film ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’ which
was made in Darjeeling. Khan then passed on a flattering statement in which he said West Bengal produces some of the best movies for Indian cinema.
"I really believe in the cinema of Bengal. We have some of the best cinema coming in from this part of the country,” Khan said.
The 46-year-old Khan, who is often referred to as ‘King of Bollywood’, insisted he has been visiting West Bengal for the past four or five years regularly and now he is trying to learn their language.
Khan believes West Bengal truly reflects the Indian culture and it has done a lot for the Indian Film Industry.
"At a personal level, I have been visiting Kolkata regularly for the last 4-5 years. Now I am even trying to learn its language and read more books from here," he said.
He said, "I believe that the history of our arts, literature, poetry and films cannot be written, or ever begin without the state of West Bengal."
Meanwhile, in the other news Khan’s upcoming movies ‘Don 2 – The chase continues’ is currently facing some legal troubles because Nariman Films, who are the makers of the original film ‘Don’, have claimed
they only gave remaking rights for ‘Don – The chase Begins’ and never gave permission for the remaking of ‘Don 2 – The chase continues’.