Marking the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the much aniticipated biopic titled ‘Bangabandhu’ has been in the discussion for quite some times which is scheduled to be released on the 100th birth anniversary of Bangabandhu. Recently, the list of primarily selected 50 actors for playing different roles in the biopic, has been published by Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC).
The storyline of ‘Bangabandhu’ will shed light on different historical events, spanning from the emergence of Bangladesh in 1971 to the assassination of Bangabandhu along with family members in 1975.
Popular actress Arifin Shuvoo is selected to play the role of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, while actress Nusraat Faria is selected to play the role of Sheikh Hasina.
According to the list, these actors are selected for the following roles- Nusrat Imrose Tisha (Sheikh Fazilatunnesa), Jannatul Sumaiya (young Sheikh Hasina), Shahidul Alam Sachchu (A K Fazlul Huq), Raisul Islam Asad (Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani), Fazlur Rahman Babu (Khandaker Mushtaque Ahmed), Ferdous Ahmed (Tajuddin Ahmad), Gazi Rakayet (Abdul Hamid), Tushar Khan (Manik Mia), Shatabdi Wadud (a Pakistani Army officer), Abul Kalam Azad (a jail guard), Misha Sawdagor (Ayub Khan), Siam Ahmed (Shawkat Mia) and Naziba Basher (Sultana Kamal Khuki), among others. Prominent actor Khairul Alam Shobuj is set to play the role of Sheikh Lutfar Rahman, father of Bangabandhu. Dilara Zaman will play the role of Sayera Khatun, mother of Bangabandhu. Popular actor cum director Tauquir Ahmed will play the role of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy.
The biopic, to be directed by noted Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal, is a joint venture of Bangladesh-India. A budget worth of Taka 35 crore has been ascertained for the making of the biopic. The shooting of the biopic will begin on March 18, 2020.