Shyam Benegal to make Bangabandhu biopic


The Bangladesh government has picked up 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 will finally direct the film on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s biography among the proposed three Indian filmmakers, said State Minister of Information Tarana Halim. Shyam Benegal made a biographical movie on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
As per the joint-venture initiative of Bangladesh and India, a three-member experts team will help Benegal with featuring true history of Bangabandhu. The three panel member will include a film expert, a historian and a person who knows Bangabandhu well. 
And Bangabandhu’s family will approve the final script Earlier in 2017, the two countries signed an agreement to produce a film on Bangabandhu and a documentary on the Liberation War. The film is slated to be released in 2020 to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Bangabandhu.


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