Bollywood star Raveena Tandon lauded Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her efforts on women empowerment.
“Women empowerment is very significant in present day society and Mamata di is playing the leading part in the matter,” she said while addressing the gathering at the concluding programme of 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival at Nazrul Mancha on Friday evening.
She handed over the Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Awards to Iranian Director Zami Diger
for her film Another Time. Chinese director Yao Ting Ting got award for her film Cheer Me Up.Echoing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s words, state finance minister Amit Mitra said the city was
the cultural capital of the whole world.
Great directors like Satyajit Roy, Jean Renoir, Ritwik Ghatak had worked in Kolkata and had made film of international standards.
He said China was the theme in the film festival and “as Cinema breaks all the barriers of language and cultural difference, people came and enjoyed the Chinese film without knowing the language,”.
State panchayat and Rural Development minister Subrata Mukherjee, Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, state Power minister Sobhandeb Chatterjee, state Urban development minister Firhad Hakim and state Youth Affairs and Sports minister Aroop Biswas were present at the function.
Veteran film actress Madhabi Chakraborty and director Goutam Ghose were also present.