Rituparna on saving single screens: It cannot be an initiative of one person

Since the cinema halls across Bengal have been given permission to resume operation from October 1, Tolly celebs are now urging single-screen owners not to lose hope and have said the industry should stay united and stand by these halls.

Seasoned actress Rituparna Sengupta who has been in this showbiz business for years says it cannot be an initiative of one person.

“First of all, one must get over the fear of this pandemic. After that, every stakeholder should come forward to revive these halls. These single screens used to be the backbone of our industry. Even today, my rural fan base depends on these halls. They have less budget than the multiplexes to stay afloat during the lockdown. Once the halls reopen, they will have to ensure the patrons that these halls are safe to visit. I have always taken initiatives in their promotional plans. I have encouraged them to host my film premieres in single screen theatres. But it cannot be an initiative of one person. We have to see through it together,” urged the ‘Parcel’ actress while exclusively speaking to ETimes.

Amid this uncertainty, a host of actors and actresses including Dev, Jeet, Chiranjeet Chakraborty, Satabdi Roy who started their journey way before multiplexes came into existence, requested the hall owners to keep calm and carry on.