Arpita Mukherjee, a little-known actor who has primarily done cameos in a few Indian movies has had a stratospheric climb. Mukherjee has been in the media in the past week since the Enforcement Directorate detained her last Friday in Kolkata (ED). Her opulent south Kolkata residence was raided last week, and the ED confiscated money from it that was believed to be the profits of bribes in the West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) recruitment scandal, totaling ₹280 million ($3.5 million). Partha Chatterjee, the minister of the Trinamool Congress party and the former education minister of west Bengal is reported to be close friends with Mukherjee.
The funds purportedly date back to Chatterjee’s stint in command of the educational department. Currently, Chatterjee is in charge of industry and commerce. The ED has already seized money, gems, and gadgets totaling $6.2 million.
Who is Arpita Mukherjee? What is her history?
According to local media, Arpita Mukherjee’s career has taken off recently. She grew up primarily in the mediocre Belgharia community of North 24 Parganas. Later, she decided to move to Kolkata’s posh Tollywood district and resided in a townhouse in Diamond City, a luxurious highrise sophisticated in south Kolkata.
Arpita describes herself as an actor and model on her social media accounts. After several years of hardship, Arpita began her actress and model in 2004. In 2010, she was cast in a minor role in the Bengali movie “Mama Bhagne,” which starred Bengali megastar, Prasenjit Chatterjee. The year after, she appeared in the movie “Bangla Bachao” alongside Prasenjit Chatterjee, Paoli Dam, and many others.
Having ties to Partha Chatterjee
Partha Chatterjee frequently brings Arpita along for a range of public and social gatherings, such as the Durga Puja celebration in Kolkata’s Naktala neighborhood, where Chatterjee is well-liked. She was even included on the 2021 puja musical album cover. Including during the Bengal assembly polls in 2021, Arpita led a campaign for Chatterjee.
Arpita Mukherjee And TMC Ties
Suvendu Adhikari, the opposition leader BJP, posted old pictures of Arpita performing on stage alongside Chatterjee and Mamata Banerjee at a previous Durga Puja event. In addition, Adhikari posted another picture of Arpita that he alleges was taken during a TMC function on July 21.