GUWAHATI, Sept 28: State’s Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday announced that Rima Das, director and producer of Village Rockstars will receive another Rs 50 lakh from the state government.
It is to be mentioned, the state government had earlier granted Rs 50 lakh to Rima Das and now a total amount of Rs 1 crore will be provided to the filmmaker.
On the other hand, Rima Das expressed her happiness for Village Rockstars being selected as India’s official entry to the Oscars and she also thanked the state government and people of Assam for the tremendous support when she called on the chief minister today at his office chamber at Assam Legislative Assembly.
Sonowal extended his best wishes to the filmmaker for the incredible success of the film and hoped that Village Rockstars would be able to win the coveted Oscars in Best Foreign Language film category apart from highlighting the state’s quintessential splendor in front of the global audience, a communiqué said.
Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Industry and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, MoS for Education Department Pallab Lochan Das, Chairman of Assam State Film (Finance and Development) Corporation Ltd. Jatin Bora were also present during the meeting.