Filming of Fakhrul Arefeen Khan’s ‘JK 1971’ kicks off
The shooting of National Film Award-winning filmmaker Fakhrul Arefeen Khan's upcoming silver screen venture, titled "JK 1971" began yesterday in West Bengal's Pailan Studio, according to a press release.
The film is based on a true story, which will give viewers a glimpse into the heroic actions of French citizen Jean Kay. On December 3, 1971, he hijacked a flight of Pakistan International Airlines at Orly Airport in Paris, and demanded that 20 tonnes of medical supplies and relief materials be loaded on the plane so that he could set out to reach his desired destination – Bangladesh.
"JK 1971" will revolve around a historic incident which took place during the Liberation War of Bangladesh on a foreign land. Khan, who has films like "Bhuban Majhi" and "Gondi" to his credit, has worked with US actor Francisco Raymond and Russian artistes Derya Guvrosenko and Nikolai Novominski on the film.
"JK 1971" stars Subhra Sourav Das and Sabyasachi Chakrabarty in pivotal roles, among 36 other artistes.