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Steps to uplift Assam film sector

The Assam government is chalking out a slew of steps to uplift the state's film industry which has been ailing for the last few years.

This was what state's minister for cultural affairs Pranati Phukan said when she was holding a meeting recently with a few top filmmakers.

Attended among others by film directors Munin Barua, Manju Bora, Bani Das and noted actos Nipon Goswami and Biju Phukan, in the meeting, she expressed the willingness to solve the problems relating to the production of films and poor condition of Assamese cinema halls. Taking part in the deliberation, owner of a major chain of cinema halls in the city, Chinmoy Sarma, assured all steps will be taken to upgrade the auditoria to draw more crowds. She stressed the need to open the over one hundred cinema halls in the city which have been closed, the film fraternity urged the government to release new Assamese films simultaneously in at least 60 halls in line with Bollywood movies to draw crowd.

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