Kolkata is always known for its rich culture and heritage. Despite of new, high multi-storeyed buildings and industrial sectors, Kolkata have still sustained its age-old rich background of arts and literature. "I really believe in the cinema of Bengal. We have some of the best cinema coming in from this part of the country," he said.
Shahrukh, who came for the inauguration of the Kolkata Film Festival expresses his passion towards Bengali language and books. "At a personal level, I have been visiting Kolkata regularly for the last 4-5 years. Now I am even trying to learn its language and read more books from here," he said.
He said, "I believe that the history of our arts, literature, poetry and films cannot be written, or ever begin without the state of West Bengal."