Rape Controversy: Meet Tapas Pal who becomes Madhuri Dixit's 'Hero' to Mamata Banerjee's 'Zero'

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Madhuri Dixit, Tapas Pal and Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata, July 1: 56-year-old Tapas Pal, who has made headlines with his shocking statement on rape, may face stern action from his party -- Trinamool Congress (TMC). Pal, an actor-turned-politician, triggered national outrage.

Tapas Pal landed in the latest controversy following one video in which he was caught saying, "If any CPI(M) man is present here. Listen to me. If you ever touch any Trinamool Congress worker or their families at Choumaha, you have to pay for this. Don't try to act smart with me. I am smarter than you. I am not from Kolkata."

"If you insult the mothers and daughters of Trinamool workers. Then I won't spare you. I will let lose my boys in your homes and they will commit rape. I will teach each of you a lesson," Tapas Pal told.

With this latest 'rape' controversy, Pal has become Madhuri Dixit's 'Hero' to Mamata Banerjee's 'Zero'. The famous Bollywood actress had made her debut with Tapas Pal in 1984 in the Hindi movie 'Abodh' directed by Hiren Nag.

Who is Tapas Pal?

He is one of the most popular Bengali actors who gave several hits to the Bengali film industry -- Tollywood. He is married to popular TV anchor Nandini Pal and the couple has one daughter Sohini Pal.


He hails from Chandannagar, Hooghly. He is a graduate in Bio-Science from Hooghly Mohsin College under University of Burdwan.

Film Career:

He acted in many Tollywood movies such as Dadar Kirti, Bhalobasha Bhalobasha, Guru Dakshina. He had worked with popular actresses such Shatabdi, Moonmoon Sen, Debashree Roy and many others.

Pal has also received a Filmfare Award for his role in the movie 'Saheb.' He also received the 'Kalakar Awards'.

Political Career:

He joined TMC-led by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in 2000. He first became MP from Krishnanagar in 2009 after defeating CPI(M)'s Jyotirmoyee Sikdar by 77,386 votes. He once again contested Lok Sabha election 2014 and retained the seat with 12,47,914 votes.

Issues with Mamata Banerjee:

He along with another TMC MP Shatabdi Roy had faced Mamata's rage when they had shared a stage where Kunal Ghosh made anti-party comments. The two MPs later apologised for their non-actions and succeeded to break the ice between didi and themselves. Kunal Ghosh, who later was suspended from TMC, has been sent to jail following his alleged role in Saradha scam in the state.

Other Controversies:

This was not the first time when Tapas Pal found himself in such nasty controversy, Earlier he had asked his party men to beat up CPI(M) workers with shoes while addressing a rally at Tehatta, West Bengal.

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