Shyam Benegal is all set to start shooting for a film on the life of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from November expecting to get it released in 2020.
“Our scriptwriter Atul Tiwari will visit Bangladesh next week to work on the background research for the project. Piplu Khan from Bangladeshi will be assisting Tiwari in the research” the noted director said after a meeting with officials from Bangladesh and India as this film will be a joint project of the two neighbouring countries. The 180-minute feature film will explore Bangabandhu’s life, works and struggle.
“Major casts for this film would be chosen from Bangladesh. But it’s quite a difficult task to select the actor who would play Bangabandhu’s role. It might take as long as 80 days to wrap up the shooting once the script, logistics and characters are finalised,” added Benegal.
A source close to the development said, “The film will be made in Bengali with English sub-title and later on it would be co-produced in different languages.”
The latest decision to co-produce a Mujibur Rahman film is the result of an improved bilateral and diplomatic relations between the two neighbouring countries recently. This initiative can further strengthen bond through the exchange of audio-visual programs and making Indo-Bangladesh films and documentaries.