The Bangladesh government has decided to stop the joint production of films specially Bangladesh-India ventures till the time a policy is built on the matter to deal with objections coming from different sectors of the Bangladesh film.
Information Minister on Saturday said the decision was made after the meeting with the film family, the Ministry of Information said. The meeting was attended by Delwar Jahan Jhantu, Khorshed Alam Khasru, Mushfiqur Rahman Gulzar, Badiul Alam Khokan, Actor Faruq, Misa Saudagar, Riaz and Zayed Khan.
Managing Director of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (FDC) Tapan Kumar Ghosh, Joint Secretary (film) Yusuf Ali Molla, Vice Chairman of Film Sensor Board Zakir Hossain, Deputy Secretary (Film) Shahin Ara Begum also attended the meeting.
In this meeting, Director General of Bangladesh Television, SM Harun-ur-Rashid, additional secretary of the Ministry of Information (Administration and Film) Manjurur Rahman were also present while Information Secretary Martuja Ahmad presided over in the conference room of the ministry of information.
In the meeting, for the sake of development of Bangladeshi film, actor Faruq and President of Film Artists Association Misha Soudagar presented a number of proposals.
A press release from the Ministry of Information has asked about three decisions about the film. Reviewing the proposed proposals, the decision of creating a new policy for the rapid development of film-making policies in Bangladesh-India joint-production policy for the sake of the country’s film.
Until the new policy is taken, it was decided to postpone activities related to film production in joint production.