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Sonowal seeks help from Amol Palekar for Assamese film sector

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By PTI Updated: Jul 16, 2018 12:32 am
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Guwahati, July 15 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today sought help from veteran film actor Amol Palekar in charting out a roadmap for the development of Assamese film industry.
“Sonowal requested him (Palekar) to align with the local film personalities and help in charting out a broad roadmap for the development of the industry,” an official release from the chief minister’s office said.
As films are the best means to represent the state to the world, Sonowal requested Palekar to use his experience for the promotion of regional cinemas and assured him that the entire film fraternity of Assam would be with him in this journey, it added.
Palekar appreciated the will and initiative of Sonowal for taking substantial policy decisions for the development of Assamese cinema to enable people to look at the heritage of the state through cultural lens, the statement claimed.
“Palekar appeared happy on the pioneering role that the film personalities from Assam such as Jahnu Barua and Seema Biswas are playing, who have also been working in tandem for the promotion of regional cinema, besides Bollywood movies,” the release said. Assam State Film Finance Development Corporation (ASFFDC) chairman Jatin Bora and ASFFDC vice chairman Abhijit Kumar Nath were also present during the discussion.

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By PTI Updated: Jul 16, 2018 12:32:41 am