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Shahiduzzaman Selim on his four digital films

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Humayun Faridee and Salma Rosey in Chicago Hridoy

Renowned actor-director Shahiduzzaman Selim has recently made four digital films -- Mixed Culture, Ekjon Ajmal Hossain, Abinashi Shabdorashi and Chicago Hridoy -- all shot in the US. Of the films, Mixed Culture and Ekjon Ajmal Hossain were aired on Channel i and ATN Bangla respectively, as part of the Eid-special programmes recently. Chicago Hridoy will be aired on Channel-I soon.
On his digital films, Shahid-uzzaman Selim said, “Farhad Hossain, a non-resident Bangladeshi (NRB) living in US, is the scriptwriter of Mixed Culture, Ekjon Ajmal Hossain and Abinashi Shabdorashi. Farhad has done courses on scriptwriting and is currently working as an independent filmmaker. Anisul Haque is the scriptwriter of Chicago Hridoy.”
“Except Chicago Hridoy, all the movies feature issues Bangladeshi immigrants face in the US, such as their position in a multi-cultural society, generation gap, love and frustration. Chicago Hridoy, follows a day in the life of a newly married woman who arrives in US. She does not have much idea of her husband or life in US, as the wedding was conducted over the phone. Her cabdriver husband cannot come on time to pick her up at the airport. Another Bangladeshi expatriate gives her a hand in the crisis and the drama begins,” said Selim.
Selim further informed that Mixed Culture, Ekjon Ajmal Hossain and Abinashi Shabdorashi are bilingual productions in which both popular Bangladeshi actors and promising NRB artistes have played the central characters. The crewmembers were all US professionals.
Commenting on the reason behind making these films in US, Selim said, “All four films are jointly produced by Chicago Bioscope (US) and Dream Factory (Bangladesh). Ekjon Ajmal Hossain will participate in the Independent Film Festival (US). The project was an experiment towards making a full-length film in US.”

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