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Bengal has best talent pool,says CM Mamata Banerjee

PTI
Published : Jul 25, 2018, 6:07 am IST
Updated : Jul 25, 2018, 6:38 am IST

Banerjee said a committee has been formed to celebrate the 100 years of Bengali cinema, which will screen films round the year.

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee presents “Mahanayak Samman” award to filmmaker Aparna Sen during an event to commemorate the 38th death anniversary of legendary actor Uttam Kumar in Kolkata on Tuesday. (Photo: Abhijit Mukherjee)
 Chief minister Mamata Banerjee presents “Mahanayak Samman” award to filmmaker Aparna Sen during an event to commemorate the 38th death anniversary of legendary actor Uttam Kumar in Kolkata on Tuesday. (Photo: Abhijit Mukherjee)

Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said Bengal had the best talent pool to come on top of the entertainment industry despite financial constraints in the fields of publicity and marketing.

Addressing a function to commemorate the 38th death anniversary of matinee idol Uttam Kumar, Ms Banerjee said, “Bengal may not have as much financial backing as many other states, we may be lacking on publicity and marketing fronts. But one will find the best talent pool on this soil.”

 

“Bengal will win Bollywood one day and the world of entertainment will come over here,” she said at the function organised by the information and cultural affairs department.

Ms Banerjee said a committee has been formed to celebrate the 100 years of Bengali cinema, which will screen films round the year. Describing Uttam Kumar as a living legend, she said the matinee idol had won the hearts of not only Bengalis but the entire country and had wide following in Bollywood and in other regional film industry.

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