Renowned actor Sadek Bachchu passed away due to COVID- 19 on September 14. Known for negative roles, the National Film Award-winning artiste was assumed to be infected by the virus after he resumed shooting.
However, he had taken up several projects, which were left unfinished. The Badiul Alam Khokon directorial Agun is one of those projects.
Announced in 2019, the film features Shakib Khan and Zahara Mitu in the lead roles. "We only had two scenes left with Bachchu," shares the director. "Now we have requested A B M Mosharraf Hossain, who closely resembles Bachchu, to work on the incomplete scenes."
Khokon also informed The Daily Star that Mosharraf has never worked in films before and is a politician. He is the leader of Central BNP and former central student leader. The director also shared that if the team does not succeed with these plans, they will try to change the scenes accordingly.
Apart from the two scenes of Bachchu, the rest of the film is done. "Since Agun is a big budget movie (BDT 3 crores), we will take time to release it in theatres," says Khokon.
Besides Agun, Sadek Bachchu will also be seen in the Srabanti Chatterjee starrer Bikkhobh.
Produced by Shapla Media, the film is directed by Shamim Ahmed Roni. "We have completed filming the project," says Roni, "however, dubbing of the film is still in the works. Since Bachchu was a renowned actor, finding a dubbing artiste to match his voice will be a tough job."
Sadek Bachchu had also signed films like Tungiparar Mia Bhai, based on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's childhood, and the film, Commando.
Both of these films, directed by Shamim Ahmed Roni and produced by Shapla Media, will now replace Bachchu with other artistes, as he could not start these projects.