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Bollywood top star Shah Rukh Khan has said nobody takes serious speeches of movie stars seriously, and at the end of it all he was just considered a good-looking face.

He said this while at the inauguration of the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) when the audience clamoured to hear some peppy dialogues from his movies 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,” he said and added that his presence would mean nothing if he leaves the place without mouthing any dialogue from his film.

Actress Rakhee, who has played SRK’s mother on-screen in multiple films, made an attempt at teaching him a few words of Bengali (read: Bangla), a few words from Rabindranath Tagore’s song ‘O Amar Desher Mati.’  

Even though he did manage to speak just fine, he did admit to not understanding any of what he said. He also went on to add how since the two have worked together, he just used the stage as an excuse to stand next to the most beautiful woman on Earth.

The colourful programme began with a montage of history of cinema, followed by a short promotional film on Bengal’s film locations made by Parambrata Chatterjee. Nusrat Jahan presented the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival commemoration trophy to SRK, as the audience fervently clapped.

A bouquet of 214 features and 152 shorts and documentaries from 76 nations are on offer during the eight-day gala. The inauguration ceremony of Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) 2019 brought Shah Rukh Khan and Rakhee Gulzar together, giving the actors the opportunity to remember their Baazigar days.

“We’ve worked together in Baazigar. For me, it’s just an excuse to stand next to the most beautiful woman on the earth, so, thank you Rakhee ji,” said SRK after he repeated Rakhee’s words.