Shakib Khan, inarguably the biggest star in the Bangladeshi film fraternity, has taken the role of film producer in many occasions. His first production was Hero: The Super Star, whereas his latest production was Password, which released on this year’s Eid Ul Fitr and is still running in theatres across the nation.
Yesterday, during a press conference at Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC), he announced that his production company, SK Films, will be commencing work on four films simultaneously. The contracts for all four films were signed during the conference.
The four movies are slated to be directed by four renowned directors. The list includes Bir by Kazi Hayat, Password 2 by Malek Afsari, Priyotoma by Himel Ashraf and Fighter by Badiul Alam Khokon.
Apart from Shakib Khan, three of the films’ directors were also present during the press meet, namely Kazi Hayat, Malek Afsari and Badiul Alam Khokon. Himel Ashraf, the director of Priyotoma, could not attend since he was out of country.
“I am who I am today because of cinemas,” remarked Shakib Khan, continuing, “I feel a certain sense of responsibility towards films, and that has inspired me to produce these films from my own production company. I hope to produce more films in the coming years.”
Shooting for all four films will begin soon, starting with Bir. The films will be co-produced by Iqbal Hossain Joy.