Internationally acclaimed actor Adil Hussain called on Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at Janata Bhawan today and discussed ways to rejuvenate Assamese film industry. Adil Hussain was accompanied by film producer Shahnaab Alam, who is best known for his film Lunch Box.
During the discussion, both Hussain and Alam highlighted the challenges faced by the Assamese film industry in Assam and the interventions required for overcoming the same. They said that while many Assamese are doing phenomenal work in the celluloid outside Assam, the industry in the state is going through rough phases due to lack of adequate infrastructure and patronage.
The duo said that film is the best promotional tool of a state and Assamese movies like Village Rockstars are drawing huge crowds over eighty countries worldwide.
However, due to apathy of distributors and exhibitors, Assamese films fail to get enough screen time in the local cinema halls.
Sonowal assured to take expeditious measures for adopting a film policy for Assam taking cue from the successful policies of other states.