Bengali film unit stranded but safe in Istanbul
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has already raised the matter with the Union Home Ministry which had assured Banerjee that the situation in Turkey was being closely monitored by the Indian government and have extended all sorts of cooperation to the people who were stranded in Turkey.
Indians who were staying in Turkey have been asked not to go out on the streets till normalcy was restored. Shrikant Mohta, the producer of the film stated that all the crew members were safe but were not allowed to go out in the wake of the militant upsurge that completely threw the normal lives out of gear.
According to Mohta, the Chief Minister was worried about the incident and inquired about the present situation and he had assured Banerjee that all the crew members were safe. Bratya also had a telephonic conversation with the CM. It was learnt that around 42 crew members of Birsa Dasgupta’s forthcoming film went to Istanbul and were staying at Euro Park Hotel there.
Dasgupta had to pack up shooting on Friday night after the local administration had asked them to stop the shooting. Bidipta Chakraborty, Dasgupta’s wife said that on early Saturday morning she had a telephonic conversation with Dasgupta and came to know that the entire unit of his upcoming film was stranded in their hotel rooms and were not allowed to go out. As the day progressed she could not establish contact with them.
Later, Dasgupta had tweeted saying that on Saturday they could not shoot but if the situation improves they will resume their work on Sunday after getting a nod from the Army while actor Mimi Chakraborty also tweeted that they all were fine.