Shyam Benegal to make joint-venture movie on Bangabandhu

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DHAKA, Aug 27, 2018 (BSS) – The government has finally chosen eminent
Indian film director and screenwriter Shyam Benegal to make a Bangla film on
life and works of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

“Shyam Benegal made biographical movie on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. We
have selected him considering his works,” State Minister for Information
Tarana Halim told newsmen at her secretariat office here.

She said though India proposed the names of Benegal, Goutam Ghose and
Kaushik Ganguly, Bangladesh has selected Benegal who was awarded the third
and fourth highest civilian awards in Indian the Padma Bhushan and the Padma
Shri respectively and the highest award in Indian cinema for lifetime
achievement Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

Halim said as per the joint-venture initiative of Bangladesh and India, a
three-member panel of experts will cooperate with Benegal.

The three member panel will comprise a film expert, a person who knows
Bangabandhu well and a historian. Earlier in 2017, the two countries signed
an agreement to produce a film on Bangabandhu and a documentary on Liberation
War.

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