Fifty eight artistes will contest for 21 posts in three panels at the upcoming Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association elections scheduled to be held on May 5.
The panels are Misha Sawdagar - Zayed Khan panel, Omar Sunny - Amit Hasan panel and Dany Sidak - Ilias Kobra panel.
Misha Sawdagar will compete with Omar Sunny and Dany Sidak for the president post while Zayed Khan will contest with Amit Hasan and Ilias Kobra for post of general secretary.
The 58 candidates running in the elections include veteran artistes like Rozina, Anjana, Ali Raj, Moushumi, Rubel, Bapparaj, Shahiduzzaman Selim, Popy, Reaz, Ferdous, Purnima, Amrita Khan, Shahidul Alam Sachchu, Emon, Nirob, Simon and others.
Bangladesh Film Development Corporation premise is vibrant with the footsteps of the contesting candidates, submitting nominations, seeking support and promoting themselves to win votes. A total of 624 film artistes are expected to vote in the elections to select their representatives in the association for the next two years.
‘We are trying to gather support for our respective panels. As we all want to see an effective artistes’ association so the upcoming elections is very important to us’, said actor Zayed Khan.
Amit Hasan, the current general secretary of the association, is running for another term. ‘I have been working as the general secretary in the current committee. I hope that artistes will give me another chance to continue my work by electing me’, said Hasan. The last elections was held on January 30, 2015 in which Shakib Khan and Amit Hasan were elected as president and general secretary, respectively.
Shakib Khan is not eligible to contest in the upcoming elections as he has been elected president for two consecutive terms.
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