Shakib Khan was heavily criticized by Bangladesh Chalacchitra Shilpi Samity (BCSS) for standing in favor of releasing joint-venture productions in Bangladesh.
BCSS, a platform of 14 associations of Dhallywood film industry, held a protest on June 18 demanding ban on release of India-Bangladesh films that violate the government guidelines. They have been protesting, for several months, the violation of the clause of the policy for protecting interest of local film artistes, technical staff and the industry in general.
Throughout the day, actors, directors, technical staffs and producers protested in front of the BFDC where Shakib Khan was not seen among them. His opposite stand has stirred up criticism as he once stood against the entry of foreign films in the market to protect the national film industry.
Shakib Khan and Nusrat Faira, both acted in joint-venture films this Eid, have met the Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu instead, which also ignited anger among the protestors. Both actors alongside Jazz Multimedia chairman Abdul Aziz sat in a meeting with Information Minister to clear the debate of joint-venture productions.
Information Minister also met the leaders of Bangladesh Chalacchitra Shilpi Samity including President Misha Saudagar, Vice President Riaz, General Secretary Zayed Khan and Bangladesh Film Directors’ Association President Mushfiqur Rahman Gulzar.
Both sides expressed positive results after meeting with the Information Minister. Misha Saudagar said, “The honorable minister has asked us for a written complaint listing all the rules that were violated by joint-venture productions.”
On the other hand, Abdul Aziz said, “We are hopeful that we will be able to release Nabab and Boss-2 in this Eid. The discussions were positive.”