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Amitabh, Shah Rukh attend Chittagong screening

PTI  Mumbai, October 05, 2012
First Published: 10:23 IST(5/10/2012) | Last Updated: 10:26 IST(5/10/2012)

Bollywood's biggest stars Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan turned up for the special screening of Anurag Kashyap's production Chittagong.

Amitabh walked in along with his wife Jaya in support of the film while Shahrukh was spotted deep in conversation with producers Sunil Bohra, Kashyap and director Bedabrata Pain, who left his job at NASA to turn filmmaker.

Set against the backdrop of a little known saga in 1930s British-occupied India (now Bangladesh) - where a group of schoolboys and young women, led by a schoolteacher, Masterda Surya Sen dared to take on the British empire.

"'Chittagong' the film by Bedabrata Pain premier... a moving touching experience... sensitively shot and enacted. The film that captures an important part of our history -freedom fight against British rule, by a bunch of school kids," the 69-year-old actor posted on Twitter.

The film has been co-produced by Bedabrata's director wife Shonali Bose of "Amu" fame and stars Manoj Bajpayee, Vega Tamotia, Jaideep Ahlawat, Nawazuddin Siddiqu and Alexx O'Nell.

Shahrukh, 46, also took to the microblogging site to praise the performance of the actors.

"What a delightfully intense film Chittagong. All the best Bedo, Anurag Kashyap, Manoj, Vega, Nawazuddin, Shonali. Thanx for the experience," he posted.

The other celebrities from Bollywood who turned up to watch the film included directors Vishal Bharadwaj, Nagesh Kukunoor, Dibakar Banerjee, Abhinav Kashyap and Sudhir Mishra.

Actors Huma Qureshi, Sonu Sood, Anil Kapoor, Konkona Sensharma also attended the premiere.

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