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Vidya's special appearance in Kolkata!

Vidya Balan

By HT

Mumbai, Nov. 14 -- Vidya Balan is all set to attend the 21st Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), which will be held today (November 14).

"Chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee's team, and the festival's director, have invited Vidya to be part of the festival. Apart from film screenings, the fest will also have a competitive event. It will include films that are made by women directors," says a source close to Vidya.

The source adds that the organisers approached Vidya as she is adored by the people of Kolkata, and because she takes an interest in different kinds of cinema.

"Vidya is known for doing powerful, heroine-oriented roles. Hence, the organising team decided to invite her as a special guest for the segment," says the source.

Apart from Vidya, Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan will also attend the inaugural ceremony of the festival, which will take place at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata.