In what is being seen as a rather embarrassing situation, the government of Bengal honoured many film personalities of Bengalwood but they missed out on one major icon.
He is none other than Mrinal Sen. This was also pointed out by veteran Soumitra Chatterjee as he was receiving the lifetime achievement award. Sources say Sen's political inclination has been the cause for that.
However, the organizers maintain that Mrinal's health was not permitting him to arrive but inside sources say he was deliberately given a miss for obvious reasons.