The national award-winning director Kazi Hayat is currently hospitalised at Presbyterian Hospital in New York. He is being accompanied by his son, Kazi Maruf.
Last Wednesday, Kazi Hayat cleared rumours regarding his death, on a Facebook live video. His son, too, requested everyone to keep his father in their prayers.
S A Haque Olike, General Secretary at the Directors' Guild, also requested fans to refrain from spreading rumours, on a Facebook live video.
Kazi Hayat has been suffering from cardiac problems and has been in New York for some time now for his treatment. He also received a donation for his surgery from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina last year.
According to different sources, Kazi Hayat will start filming Bir, starring Shakib Khan, after he returns to the country.