Press Trust of India
April 30, 2012 18:06 IST
Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty
says he has no political ambitions and only wishes to restore
the pride of Bengal.
"Let me assert again I have no political ambitions though
I had once plunged into politics at a young age," the actor said.
"But as one from Bengal, I call the young generation to
come forward and work towards restoring our pride for their
own need, their own benefit. As an actor it is my duty to
stand by the people, the poor," he said.
Mithun Chakraborty regretted that his identity as a Bengali was being
questioned in some quarters.
"If someone asks me if I am a Bengali, what should be
done? Should I present the birth certificate or school leaving
papers to prove my credentials as one from Bengal? My identity makes me more attached to the well-being of
this state, it's people," said the three-time national award