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No New Face For ‘Kansa’ Role During Bargarh Dhanu Jatra

Bargarh:14/11/19: Putting an end to speculations of selection of another artiste for the role of ‘Kansa’, Bargarh Collector Jyoti Ranjan Pradhan today said Bhubaneswar Pradhan will again act as the demon king during famous Bargarh Dhanu Jatra.

After a preparatory meeting here, Pradhan, who is also president of the Dhanu Jatra Committee, said the ‘Shubha Khunti’ (auspicious post) will be set up on December 1.

The 71st Dhanu Jatra will kick-start from December 1 and conclude on January 10.

Earlier on November 2, the Dhanu Jatra Committee had decided to select new artistes for all the characters of the open air theatre including the ‘Kansa’.

Following this, Bhubaneswar Pradhan and other artistes had vehemently opposed the decision. They had said as the selection for the Dhanu Jatra is done for three years, the decision to bring new artistes for this year is illegal.

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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