The trailer of 'Mujib: The Making of a Nation', Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's biopic, was launched at the Cannes Festival.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud and Indian Information and Broadcasting and Youths Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Sing Thakur jointly inaugurated the trailer on the third day of the 75th Cannes Festival in France, reports BSS.
Hasan, in his speech, said the life of Bangabandhu, victory from his struggle and sacrifice have been portrayed in the movie. The biopic, jointly produced by Bangladesh and India, will keep awake the spirit of Bangabandhu for decades though it is tough to portray the biographies of great people like Bangabandhu, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela in a film, he added.
For this, the minister extended his gratitude to Bangabandhu's elder daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, his (Bangabandhu) younger daughter Sheikh Rehana, the Indian government, the producer of the film, director, artists and others.
Anurag said the work of making the biopic of Bangabandhu jointly is really a matter of joy and pride.
Bangladesh ambassador to France Khandaker Mohammed Talha, Indian ambassador Javed Ashraf, Indian Information and Broadcasting Secretary Apurba Chandra, director of movie Shyam Benegal, Executive Producer of the movie and FDC director-general Nuzhat Yesmin were present at the function.
Actor Arifin Shuvoo; who acted as Bangabandhu in the film, actress Nusrat Imroz Tisha; who acted as Bangabandhu's wife Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, scriptwriters Atul Tiwari and Shama Jayedi, casting director of Bangladesh part Bahar Uddin Khelon, and other artistes of both the countries took part in the launching event.