Modhumita Cinema owner Nawshad assaulted

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 18:09, Jun 21,2017 | Updated: 02:14, Jun 22,2017

 
 
Iftekhar Uddin Nawshad

The police save Madhumita Cinema Hall owner Iftekhar Uddin Nawshad from protesters, who gathered in front Bangladesh Film Censor Board demanding the board not to issue censor certificates for India-Bangladesh joint-venture films Boss-2 and Nabab. — Snigdha Zaman

Owner of famous Madhumita Cinema Hall and Modhumita Movies Iftekhar Uddin Nawshad was physically assaulted on Wednesday by protesters, who gathered in front Bangladesh Film Censor Board demanding the board not to issue censor certificates for India-Bangladesh joint-venture films Boss-2 and Nabab.

Bangladesh Film Exhibitors’ Association president Nawshad, who had been demanding the release of the two films in the Eid-ul-Fitr, said he went at the place to watch the censor show of Boss 2 and Nabab being invited by the board.  

‘I was really surprised and shocked by the demonstrators’ behaviour,’ Nawshad said.  

None of the responsible leaders of Chalachchitra Paribar, a platform of 14 associations that called the programme at the place, commented on the issue.

Dhallywood actors, directors and others have been protesting at the release of joint-venture films alleging that such films flout guidelines of appointing equal number of artistes and directors from Bangladesh and a foreign country as stipulated in the Joint Venture Film Policy.

The other faction group, under the banner of Film Exhibitors-Directors-Artistes-Distributors Unity, organised a human chain in front of National Press Club where they demanded release of the films.

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