Noted actor Chanchal Chowdhury is set to join the much anticipated biopic of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
He will play Bangabandhu's father, Sheikh Luftar Rahman, between the ages of 45 and 65. Khairul Alam Sabuj will play an older version of the same character.
The Shyam Benegal directorial will begin filming from January 25. The actors will be flying to Mumbai on January 19. Mohammad Hossain Jemmy is the line producer of the film, from Bangladesh.
The cast of the biopic was introduced at a programme held yesterday at the capital.
State Minister for Information Dr Murad Hasan, International Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister Gowher Rizvi, Secretary of the Information Ministry Khaja Miah and Commissioner of the Information Ministry Abdul Malek were present at the event.
It was hosted by the Managing Director of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation Nuzhat Yasmin and actor Shahidul Alam Shachchu.