The enduring literary legacy of the late writer Qazi Anwar Hussain lives on through his immortal creation “Masud Rana”. An upcoming film titled “Cheetah” has been written based on the author's novel “Operation Cheetah”.
It would not have been far-fetched to assume that a philanthropic figure like Ananta Jalil could potentially put forth his name in the game of politics, what with a plethora of far-reaching celebrities already putting their names in the hat. However, the “Kill Him” actor clarified his stance on this subject during a recent promotional event for his upcoming project “Operation Jackpot”.
The production of the film "Operation Jackpot," with a budget of 23 crores, has been in progress at FDC for several days. The narrative revolves around the remarkable guerilla operation, titled ‘Operation Jackpot’, executed by the naval sector during the Liberation War of Bangladesh. Several prominent stars from the country are actively involved in the project. Bangladeshi director Delwar Jahan Jhantu and Indian director Rajib Kumar, are jointly directing the film with funding from the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs.
In addition to Ananta Jalil, the film “Operation Jackpot” also features Ilias Kanchan, Kazi Hayat, Nipun, Rebeka, Misha Sawdagor, Amit Hasan, Roshan, Nirab, Aman Reza, Emon, Joy Chowdhury, Omar Sani, Shahidul Islam Sachchu, Don and Nader Chowdhury, among others.
Ananta Jalil, known for his varied on-screen and off-screen personas, has made a striking appearance that has turned heads within the film industry and amongst his audience.
Iqbal informed that he made contact with Nana Patekar through a Tamil director friend of his. “We haven’t yet decided on the shooting dates. After we sign Nana Patekar, we will sit together with all the parties involved and decide on the shooting schedules,” Iqbal said.
Operation Jackpot stands as a significant chapter in the history of Bangladesh's Liberation War. The story of courage displayed in this guerrilla operation by the naval sector is on its way to being adapted for the silver screen. The cinematic depiction, titled “Operation Jackpot”, is set to be funded by the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs.
Ananta Jalil told The Daily Star, "Discussions have been ongoing for quite some time regarding the movie, “Operation Jackpot”. Today, I have signed the agreement for this film. I hope it will turn out well. I look forward to seeing myself in a different light in this movie."
Indian filmmaker Rajib Kumar Biswas said, “We have also approached other Bangladeshi actors like Riaz Ahmed, Bappy Chowdhury, Symon Sadik, Nirab Hossain, Mamnun Hasan Emon, Abdun Noor Shajal, Siam Ahmed, Ziaul Roshan and Joy Chowdhury. They all agreed to work on this film; however, we have yet to officially sign agreements with Riaz, Roshan, and Nirab,”