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Neta-Ji Or Actor Who Played Him? Row Over Rashtrapati Bhawan Portrait

President Ram Nath Kovind unveiled the portrait on Saturday to mark Netaji’s delivery anniversary.


  • On Jan 23, President unveiled portrait of Netaji at Rashtrapati Bhavan
  • Posts on social media declare the portrait is of actor Prosenjit Chatterjee
  • BJP sources assert that the picture was supplied by Netaji’s household


A portrait of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose unveiled by the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan is that of an actor who performed him in a biopic, claimed posts on social media that have been discredited at the moment by authorities sources.

President Ram Nath Kovind unveiled Netaji’s portrait on Saturday to mark his delivery anniversary, named “Parakram Diwas” by the Centre. A publish on his timeline went viral with many customers claiming the portrait was really one in every of Prosenjit Chatterjee, who performed Netaji within the 2019 biopic “Gumnami”.

BJP sources rubbished the cost, asserting that the picture was supplied by Netaji’s household to well-known Padma Shri award profitable artist Paresh Maity, who painted the portrait. “The picture doesn’t resemble Prosenjit in any respect. It’s an pointless controversy,” the sources stated.

Chandra Kumar Bose, Netaji’s grand-nephew and a member of the BJP, additionally posted what he stated was the picture given for the portrait.

Amongst those that ridiculed the portrait was Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, who tweeted: “After donating Rs 5 lakhs to the Ram temple the President honours Netaji by unveiling a portrait of Prasenjit, the actor who performed him in biopic God Save India (as a result of this authorities definitely cannot).” She has now deleted the tweet.

A number of posts on Twitter that made an identical declare have now been eliminated.

BJP’s social media chief Amit Malviya, in-charge of Bengal, posted a pointy rejoinder: ” If the neo-Bengal consultants are accomplished making a idiot of themselves, outraging over the portrait of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, unveiled by the President of India, let me remind them that each one their misplaced activism will not be capable of save Mamata Banerjee…”

In his function as Netaji, Bengali film star Prosenjit Chatterjee bears a hanging resemblance to the famend freedom icon within the 2019 movie and he reportedly used prosthetics for his transformation. The credit score for at the moment’s debate, due to this fact, goes to his make-up artiste, it was identified.

The declare that his portrait is up as Netaji’s at Rashtrapati Bhavan impressed a number of memes and jokes on Twitter, with individuals calling for the inauguration of a portrait of Ben Kingsley as Mahatma Gandhi and Vivek Oberoi as Narendra Modi.

Lastly, the actor himself tweeted.

That is the most recent within the intense tussle over Bengal’s icons within the bitter lead-up to elections within the state in April-Could.

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on Netaji’s delivery anniversary on Saturday, had refused to finish her speech after “Jai Sri Ram” slogans have been raised by BJP supporters at a mega occasion on the iconic Victoria Memorial within the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Even at the moment, she accused the BJP, her important challenger, of attempting to acceptable Bengal’s legends and exploiting them to reel in voters.

Ms Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress has attacked the BJP over blunders like mistakenly naming Shantiniketan as Rabindranath Tagore’s birthplace as an alternative of Jorasanko in Kolkata and Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah’s floral tributes to a statue that was not tribal chief Birsa Munda’s.

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