WB CM assures help to Bengali film industry

Six top cine personalities met West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna on Wednesday and requested the Government to intervene so that movie-making becomes more viable in the state.

At Wednesday’s meeting, the Tolly brigade comprising Goutam Ghose, Prosenjit, Dev , Jisshu Sengupta, Srijit Mukherji and Raj Chakraborty expressed concern over rampant closure of theatres in Bengal. The number of releases is increasing every week but there are not enough theatres to screen them. This is leaving little breathing space for movie-makers to earn revenue. The film industry will suffer unless something is done about it, the Chief Minister was informed.

The need for Government intervention to restore old halls by offering incentives was also discusses. It was requested about possibilities if the Government can provide incentives to hall owners.

The meeting drew attention to the immediate need for Government to offer incentives to hall owners who are on the brink of downing their shutters.