SILCHAR, Oct 5 - Noted actress and theatre personality, Seema Biswas, feels that Assamese film industry has not yet been able to flourish commercially unlike films made in other States. In her words, the State Government must give more attention to the film industry.
The Bandit Queen of Bollywood, Seema is on a three-day trip to Barak Valley for her theatre performance in a play Streer Patra organised by Byatikram MASDO. In reply to a question on what the Assamese film industry lacks to attract cine goers, the national award winning actress said, �I feel the industry needs more Government attention. There is immense potential for the industry to prosper at the world stage. The Government must show keen interest on the issues relating to the development of the industry here. Besides due recognition, the film fraternity must be ensured about financial assistance by the Government.�
Referring to the South Indian film industries, Biswas said that those Governments make efforts and hence the films receive handsome response. At a time when theatre is facing a serious crisis, the Nalbari-born actress and alumni of the National School of Drama feels that there is �actor�s media� and spontaneous flow of new concepts for stage performances can pull in audiences.
Speaking about Streer Patra which is based on Tagore�s famous short story of the same name, Biswas said that �the play is a message to the people, especially the modern-day youth that woman should not be seen just as the fair sex, but should be given the due respect as well.�