National public radio broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) on Tuesday signed a content-sharing agreement with its Bangladeshi counterpart, Bangladesh Betar. This was done as a part of the India-Bangladesh Information and Broadcasting Ministers Meet 2020.
At the meet, it was announced that a biopic on Bangladesh founding father Sheikh Mujibar Rahman will be made. The decision was taken during bilateral talks between Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar and Bangladesh Information Minister Muhammad H Mahmud.
Rahman, popularly known as ‘Bangabandhu Mujib’ in Bangladesh, is often considered to be the central figure behind the independence of East Pakistan and formation of the Bengali nation. He played a prominent role in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 and formed the Awami League, the ruling party of the country. His daughter, Sheikh Hasina, is the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
Happy to inform that a formal MoU for the co-production of a film on BangaBandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was inked today.The film, to be directed by eminent director/producer Shri Shyam Benegal, will be completed on time & released as part of centenary celebrations of BangaBandhu. pic.twitter.com/veiKqvr00c— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) January 14, 2020
In today’s meet of the Ministers of Information and Broadcasting, an MoU between the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) of India and Film Development Corporation of Bangladesh was also signed.
India has extended its support to establish a film city in Bangladesh.