Chanchal to play the role of Bangabandhu’s father
Actor Chanchal Chowdhury critically acclaimed for his performances in Rupkothar Golpo (2006), Monpura (2009), Television (2012), Aynabaji (2016), and Debi (2018), he has received two Bangladesh National Film Awards for Best Actor and three Meril Prothom Alo Awards for Best Actor.
This time the versatile actor Chanchal Chowdhury is set to join the much anticipated biopic of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
He will play the role of Bangabandhu’s father, Sheikh Luftar Rahman, between the ages of 45 and 65. Khairul Alam Sabuj will play an older version of the same character. Chanchal Chowdhury himself confirmed the matter on Wednesday afternoon. He said, ‘The character I’m doing, it was announced yesterday. Acting in this film means doing a big job, becoming a part of history. It’s going to be a very good job, it will be a huge experience for me. ‘
The film is being directed by Bollywood producer Shyam Benegal.
The shooting of the first phase of the film is starting from January 25. A number of actors including Chanchal Chowdhury are going to fly Mumbai on January 19. The information was given at an introductory program with the artists and crew selected for the biography of ‘Bangabandhu’ at a five-star hotel in the capital on Tuesday. Mohammad Hossain Jemmy is the line producer of the film, from Bangladesh.
The cast of the biopic was introduced at a programme held yesterday at the capital.
State Minister for Information Dr Murad Hasan, International Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister Gowher Rizvi, Secretary of the Information Ministry Khaja Miah and Commissioner of the Information Ministry Abdul Malek were present at the event. It was hosted by the Managing Director of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation Nuzhat Yasmin and actor Shahidul Alam Shachchu.