Renowned actor Ferdous has a fan base that reaches beyond borders. Equally popular in both the Bengals, the actor's recent presence in Kolkata came at a time when the campaigning for the Indian national elections was underway.
While there, he got involved with a campaign controversy with TMC (Trinamool Congress). According to Indian authoritites, Ferdous was committing visa violations and was asked to leave the country. Upon his return to Dhaka, the actor cleared the air in a statement he shared with The Daily Star.
According to the Ferdous, due to the cultural similarities, and his involvement with their entertainment industry there, he often visits Kolkata. However, he feels guilty to have meddled with the foreign election campaign and seeks apology for his behaviour. “My only passion is to act and entertain my fans. I had no intentions to participate in any form of campaigns whatsoever,” explains Ferdous. “As the Indian democratic election is a matter of interest for many across the globe, I too was interested about it; and in the spur of the heightened moment, I tagged along with my colleagues to the campaign.” He also clarified the fact that he has no intentions to support any particular political group and undermine others. As per his statement, Ferdous respects all the political parties and the laws of the Indian government and deeply regrets his mistake.