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Veteran actress and Padma Shri awardee Sabitri Chatterjee said that actors, technicians and other persons attached to the Bengali film industry faced economic hardship at some point in their careers. The actress, who starred in a number of hit movies, told reporters here yesterday, "It is a fact that generally actors and others are faced with financial crunch at one phase of their careers. It is appreciated if they are given help in acknowledgement of their contribution." The recipient of Bengal's highest civilian award 'Banga Bibhushan' in 2014, Chatterjee, however, quickly explained that she was not speaking for herself. "I am not talking of myself.
I am still active and enjoying my acting stint," she said. She attended a function where National Award Winning Director Utpalendu Chakrabarty of Moyna Tadanto and Chokh fame, seasoned actor Ramen Roy Chowdhury were among 11 persons who were given financial aid for one year by Eastern India Cinetel Welfare Trust. Chatterjee had worked in such Bengali classics as Marutirtha Hinglaj (1959), Raat Bhore (1955), Upahaar (1955), Mouchaak (1975), Dhanyee Meye (1971). Currently she is also acting tv serials. She was also felicitated in the function hosted by the Eastern India Cinetel Welfare Trust and a jewellery major. Veteran actor Santu Mukherjee was also felicitated.
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