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Need more single-screen theatres: Actor Chironjeet

Chironjeet Chakroborty said he is worried about the dwindling number of single-screen theatres in West Bengal.

By: PTI | Kolkata |
May 18, 2016 8:24:05 pm
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Popular Bengali actor Chironjeet Chakroborty said he is worried about the dwindling number of single-screen theatres in West Bengal, which he held responsible for the declining profit of Bengali films.

From 750 single screens till a few years back, the number has now gone down to 246, which is a very ‘alarming’ scenario, according to the actor who is contesting as a TMC nominee from Barasat seat in this year’s Assembly election.

“If a film clicks with the audience, the option of viewing it is limited,” Chironjeet, whose real name is Dipak, told PTI.

He said that he would do his bit to improve the situation, but felt that it was not his sole job and every stakeholder has to render help.

“Every stakeholder has to come forward to tackle the issue because it is the most important factor for the revival of Bengali film industry,” the actor said.

Chironjeet said that filmmaker Raj Chakroborty had told him that his super-duper hit “Chirodini Tumi Je Amar” became a hit as it had repeat audiences on a higher number of single screens.

The importance of the issue was also emphasised by theatre personality Kaushik Sen and popular screen actor Prosenjit Chatterjee, who both stressed the need to have more single-screen theatres.

They called for government’s help in this regard.

Chironjeet said that the recent trend of Bengali directors taking up Shaksepeare in their projects, from Srijit Mukherjee, Anjan Dutt to Aparna Sen, is purely coincidental.

“Shaksepeare is as timeless as Mahabharat. May be after thinking about the story the directors have structurally placed Shakespearean references in the plots.”

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