Kolkata, (IANS) Lauding her for emerging victorious against all odds, Bengali actress Rituparna Sengupta urged Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, who is set to become West Bengal chief minister on Friday for the second time, to provide state aid in producing regional films.
“Earlier the state government used to produce many films. If they can do so now then it will help us a lot,” Sengupta said here.
The National Award winner also drew attention to the city’s heritage buildings.
“Kolkata is a very historic city. If we can preserve the heritage properties, then we can enhance tourism and employment. That is my request to the chief minister,” Sengupta said referring to the heritage walk showcased in her forthcoming film “Praktan”.
“Praktan” from the makers of the critically-acclaimed and commercial hit “Belaseshe”, Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee, will release on May 28 in Kolkata as well as in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Jersey, New York, Dallas, Seattle, Toronto and Dubai.
Banerjee will be sworn in as chief minister on Friday.