“Nabab” and “Boss 2”, two hotly-discussed joint venture films between India and Bangladesh, have received censor clearance and are all set for release this Eid. The films were cleared without any edits, censor secretary Nasir Uddin Dilu confirmed to the Daily Prothom Alo.
Both the films have been at the centre of turbulence in the past few weeks, after 14 film-related organisations began a movement to stop the censor clearance of the film. They claim the films have not followed the guidelines for joint venture films. Under the banner of “Bangladesh Cholocchitro Poribar”, a number of artistes and crew demonstrated in front of BFDC and sat-in in front of the censor board.
“Nabab”, directed by Joydeep Mukherjee, stars Shakib Khan and Kolkata's Shubhasree in the lead, along with Amit Hasan, Rajatabha Dutta, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty and others. “Boss 2” is directed by Kolkata-based director Baba Yadav and Abdul Aziz, and stars Nusraat Faria along with Kolkata's Jeet and Shubasree. Both the films are being produced by Jaaz Multimedia from Bangladesh; “Boss 2” has Jeet Filmworks as the other producer, while “Nabab” is co-produced by Eskay Movies.