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Shah Rukh Khan declares he is big fan of Mamata Banerjee

PTI  Kolkata, November 10, 2012
First Published: 17:05 IST(10/11/2012) | Last Updated: 17:21 IST(10/11/2012)

Impressed with the leadership qualities of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he is a big fan of hers.

"It is highly commendable the way she leads. I a big fan of hers," said the Bollywood badshah, who was here for the inauguration of Kolkata Film Festival and to promote Jab Tak Hain Jaan produced by the late Yash Chopra.

"She is a firebrand leader, she takes a lot of initiative in doing things. That is her leadership style. In our country for a lady it is doubly difficult to be so outgoing," Khan, 47, who is also West Bengal's brand ambassador, told reporters here.

Asked about the investment scenario in the state, he said that there are many positive things about West Bengal, but it took time put things together.


Shah Rukh Khan during KKR's victory at IPL

"At certain times it takes time to put things together. Bengal has a certain brand value which should rise to new levels which we will all be proud of," Khan said,

SRK said that the Kolkata Film festival is very special since Amitabh Bacchan and Mithun Chakraborty are also present.

"It makes it all the more special," he added. The superstar said that had Yash Chopra not passed away he had planned to premiere Jab Tak Hain Jaan at the KFF.



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