khaskhabar.com : Sunday, 12 September 2021 12:39 PM
Kolkata. Madan Mitra was the first and only Trinamool Congress minister to be jailed for 22 months in the Saradha chit fund scam, but this did not affect his popularity. He won the 2021 assembly elections with a thumping majority and was again arrested by the CBI in the Narada bribery case. Mitra has now cleared for a film on his political career spanning four decades. Oh Lovely, will be the first Bengali biopic which is likely to hit the screens next year. Mitra said, “For the last two years there was pressure to make this biopic but I told them to wait. No one wants to hear the story of a loser – ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’ (The one who wins is the king) Now I have got their verdict and I have told them that they can go ahead with the film.”
Known for his colorful costumes, Mitra caught the attention of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
At a recent Trinamool Congress meeting, Banerjee said, “Madan likes to beautify himself but sometimes beautification becomes excessive. Take care of your ward.” Mitra replied immediately saying that he was happy that his colorful look was also noticed by the Chief Minister.
It is likely that renowned Bengali actor Shashwat Chatterjee will play the role of Madan Mitra. Bengali director Raja Chanda, who has had some box office hits recently, will be directing the film. While talking to the media, Chanda said, “He is very colorful and that inspired me to do the film. A lot of untold stories will be explored in this film.”
Considered to be the most colorful and controversial personality in Bengal politics after Mamata Banerjee, Mitra started politics from his college days.
“I had just joined Ashutosh College. I was standing at the gate when a bearded young man came and grabbed me. They were going to protest in front of the principal and I went with them. That was the beginning of my politics. “
Mitra said, “Phir a lot has happened. I had left my job just to do politics. Narada and Sharda and a lot more happened. Everything will come out in the film.”
Mitra, who has become a social media darling over the years for his eccentric and often controversial Facebook posts, said the shooting of the film will begin in two months. He said, “Madan Mitra’s life is an open book. It has colors, it has lights. I have told director Raja Chanda that nothing should be hidden in the script, but my entire personality should be exposed to everyone.”
Mitra, who courted controversy after partying with BJP actress candidates on Holi during the West Bengal Assembly elections, said, “Of course, the script will mention my biggest strength, my wife, but my other female friends didn’t spare either. Will go.”
Mitra, who is jailed for 22 months in the Saradha chit fund scam case, said this episode will also be a part of the film. He said that all aspects of his political career which started from student politics with Mamata Banerjee till the movement against land acquisition during the Left rule will be part of the film.
In 1973, Mitra entered politics and Ashutosh became the president of the college’s student union. Initially, he belonged to the Priyaranjan Dasmunshi faction. In 1976, he first entered the Somen Mitra faction and then the Mamata Banerjee group. Mamata Banerjee founded the Trinamool Congress in 1998. In 2000, he was appointed general secretary of the party. Four years later he became the President of Trinamool Youth Congress.
In the 2011 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, Mitra was elected from the Kamarhati constituency and first became the Minister of Sports and Transport in the Mamata Banerjee ministry. On November 18, 2015, he resigned from the cabinet after being named as an accused in the Saradha Group financial scam.
In 2016 he lost election to CPM candidate Manas Mukherjee but in 2021 election Mitra regained Kamarhati seat and is now MLA. (IANS)
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