In the first ever initiative for artists in Tollygunje film industry, the apex body of actors, West Bengal Motion Picture Artists' Forum, has introduced a pension scheme for its members in collaboration with a nationalised bank.
Forum's spearhead, popular Bengali film icon Prosenjit Chatterjee said, "It is the forum's duty to think about the colleagues after they retire, to secure their future so that they don't face any hardship."
Prosenjit, flanked by popular Bengali actor and forum's active member Saswata Chatterjee and General Secretary Arindam Ganguly launched the pension scheme and one mobile UBI ATM on the occasion last Monday.
Arindam said, "Ensuring that all our members are covered by the pension scheme, first in Bengali show biz and possibly first in entire East, is part of the initiative to provide them with economic assistance besides helping the distressed artists and technicians.
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