Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday regretted having missed the inaugural ceremony of25th Kolkata International Film Festival which he had been attending for the past six years.
Bachchan has been indisposed since Thursday forcing him to cancel his scheduled presence at the inaugural functionof the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival on Friday. The megastar said he had his speech ready and preparedbut shall send it to the government of West Bengal now.
"FB 2543 - was to be in Kolkata for KIFF .. a medical issue and had to be confined to bed .. my regrets in missing this event .. but for the past six years I have attended and given a speech which the Govt WB has appreciated and put in a book as well .. I had my speech ready and prepared , but shall send it to Go WB any way .. a lot of research went into it ..",he said in his Facebook post.
The post was released by the festival organisers onSaturday. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said onFriday, "Amitji comes here every time. But since last night heis not well and doctors asked him not to travel. I got amessage from him this morning about his inability to come.
Wepray for his long life and good health." The festival was inaugurated by Shah Rukh Khan in the presence of Mahesh Bhatt and Rakhi Gulzar.