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Women's Day special: 5 bold female characters from Bengali cinema
From Supriya Choudhury in Meghe Dhaka Tara (1960) and Rakhee in Parama (1984), to Konkona Sensharma in Dosar (2006), Bengali cinema has been aflush with strong women characters, played to perfection by some of the finest actresses.
Bold films? Just look at Mrinal Sen's work, says veteran actress Mamata Shankar
Leading Bengali film personalities Dhritiman Chatterjee, Sandip Ray, Mamata Shankar, Kaushik Sen and Srijit Mukherji remember the great Mrinal Sen.
Martin Scorsese first expressed his wish to restore Kalpana: Mamata Shankar
The film marked the debut of several yesteryear stars like Padmini, famed for Mera Naam Joker (1970), Usha Kiron, the South Indian actress Saraswati and Lalita.