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Odia cine star Chandan Kar adopted the Royal Bengal Tiger “Bahubali”

Bhubaneswar1/9/18::On 26 August 2018,  Odia cine star Chandan Kar  adopted the Royal Bengal Tiger “Bahubali”, his second adoption in Nandankanan. To draw public attention and create awareness on adopting animals the actor has popularized the program of adopting animals through various TV channels, Radio shows and web forums.

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On 16 September 2012, Chandan adopted a White Tigress named “Bijaya” through the “Adopt an Animal” program of Nandankanan Zoological Park located at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Later, Chandan also joined the organization People For Animals PFA, Bhubaneswar started in 1998 by Jiban B. Das under the advice of Smt. Maneka Gandhi to campaign for animal rights and extend services to the animals in distress in Odisha. To widespread the message for stopping cruelty towards animals Chandan regularly feeds stray dogs and cows in public and appeals the mass to protect animals against cruelty during his public appearances and interviews.

To promote eye donation in the State and raise awareness, Chandan has donated his eyes with the help of Drushti Daan eyebank.

Chandan is an active member and counselor of the NGO named Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF) since the year 2007. SIFF is a registered, non-funded, non-profit, non-governmental organization(NGO) headquartered at Bangalore that conducts research on social trends affecting men.

Chandan, a software engineer by profession, was working in a multinational corporate IT firm when he was first spotted by Sudhanshu Shekhar working as assistant director under film maker Sanjay Nayak of Oriya Film Industry. Chandan was offered a part in an Oriya movie which then needed a fresh face. Camera shy and restrained Chandan refused initially but finally agreed when pursued. Chandan had no acting experience or knowledge of film making nor had he seen a movie being shot before acting in his first movie, Babu I Love You, in 2006

He was also featured in the movie De Maa Shakti De in the same year. The actor is known for performing action scenes. Chandan has been able to portray both positive and negative characters and has been recognized as a versatile actor in the Oriya Film Industry.

 

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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