Stars to take on Left Front veterans
Kolkata: Leading Bengali actors and artistes have taken on ministers and veterans of West Bengal's ruling Left Front in assembly elections.
The Trinamool Congress has fielded a large number of prominent faces from the worlds of cinema and literature in the polls that is widely expected to jolt the Communists after three decades of uninterrupted power.
National Award winning actress Debashree Roy, who rose to fame with her role as Satyavati in BR Chopra's epic serial Mahabharat, has taken on sports minister Kanti Ganguly from Raidighi in South 24 Parganas.
Roy's popularity will be pitted against "workaholic" Ganguly.
Chiranjeet (Dipak) Chakroborty is contesting from North 24 Parganas's Barasat constituency against Left candidate Sanjib Chatterjee.
Dum Dum will witness an eagerly awaited fight as actor and Trinamool's Bratya Basu faces housing minister and star Left campaigner Gautam Deb.
"I am enough to defeat him. He will lose his deposit," says a confident Basu.
Poet and writer Joy Goswami, painter Jogen Choudhury and actor Bhibas Chakroborty have campaigned in favour of Basu.
All three constituencies will go to the ballot on Wednesday.
The Trinamool bandwagon also comprises renowned singer Anup Ghoshal, who lent his voice to the classic songs of Satyajit Ray's popular Goopy Bagha series of films. He is up against Left candidate Sruthinath Praharaj from Hooghly district's Uttarpara constituency.