Amitabh Bachchan was unable to attend the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) this year due to poor health, for which he has apologized to the fans through video conference. The video was released at the closing ceremony of KIFF. Now this video of him is becoming increasingly viral on social media. In the video, Amitabh Bachchan said - KIFF was inaugurated in my favorite city Kolkata on 8 November 2019 in the presence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Unfortunately due to some reasons, I could not reach there. So I have prepared a speech in the hope that you will forgive me for my absence, I thought it would be better for you guys to read it.
In his statement, Amitabh Bachchan said to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, "Thank you very much to Mamata Di for inviting me to Kolkata International Film Festival and many congratulations to Mamata Di for KIFF's Silver Jubilee Celebration." Apart from this, Amitabh Bachchan appeared in the video expressing concern about movie theaters in the world of fast-growing digital entertainment. He said that the film should be released in theaters first, only after that it should be released online or on other platforms.
For your information, let me tell you that when Amitabh Bachchan did not reach the film festival, Shah Rukh Khan inaugurated the lamp by lighting the lamp at the beginning of the ceremony. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BCCI President Saurabh Ganguly, famous actress Rakhi Gulzar, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and many Bollywood and Tollywood celebrities were present on the occasion. Amitabh Bachchan is hosting Sony TV's popular reality show Kaun Banega Crorepati. Apart from this, he is soon going to make a big bang at the box office with some big bang films. These include the herd, face, Brahmastra and Gulabo-sitabo.