Aparna Sen calls for releasing Bengali films in Bangladesh

Critically acclaimed filmmaker Aparna Sen Friday said showcasing Bengali films in Bangladesh would greatly benefit the West Bengal film industry.

aparna-sen“If the Bangladesh gates to our films are opened…if our films are distributed there…it would be a huge benefit.”

“I don’t know why it isn’t so…maybe people don’t know the procedure,” Aparna Sen said during a session at the maiden Kolkata Language and Literature Festival.

“There are some co-productions but then there are rules which have to be followed.”

Sen also said the political tensions in the neighbouring nation has affected the film industry.

“Their film festival was cancelled because of the political issues…I was scheduled to go there, but couldn’t,” she said.