West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday stressed the need to digitise film - related content for preservation of the legacy of Bengali cinema.
"From Tapan Sinha to Ritwik Ghatak, others. . .
content should be digitised to protect archives, " Banerjee said here at a programme to announce the Mahanayak Samman Awards, referring to the establishment of an archive, library and museum in a cinema centenary campus in the city.
Actress Shakuntala Barua was conferred the Mahanayika Samman, Banerjee said.
Banerjee also said a film city is coming up in eight to nine months.
Lauding the artistes of Bengal, she said: "As long you live, no one can touch culture, no one can touch harmony. "
The awards were instituted in 2012 in the memory of Bengali matinee idol Uttam Kumar who is revered in this part of India as 'Mahanayak' (great hero).