31 October, 2020

Ma, Mati, Mamata

Moon Moon Sen has only her ample, innocent charm to offer Bankura

Ma, Mati, Mamata
  • Actress Moon Moon Sen is the Trinamool candidate for the Bankura Lok Sabha constituency
  • Born in 1948, the daughter of Bengali cinema great Suchitra Sen, has acted in Bengali, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam movies
  • Her adversary is Bankura sitting MP Basudev Acharia of the CPI(M). The veteran has won the seat nine times.
  • Moon Moon has entered politics at the behest of Mamata Banerjee, who is banking on her star power to get the seat


Tall, still glamorous and a trifle embarrassed about her fluctuating ‘weight’, Moon Moon Sen has decided to stun the sun with a cool, off-white chiffon saree. A pearl necklace is conspicuous. Her heyday in Bengali films long over, she is now better remembered as Suchitra Sen’s daughter and for the actor who elevated the word nyaka—Bengali for coquettish—to new levels of loaded meaning. But if you’re on the campaign trail of the Trinamool Congress’s Bank­ura candidate, you realise how people are...



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