Late superstar Salman Shah was remembered at a programme at the Jasim Floor in Bangladesh Film Development Corporation on Thursday.
Salman Shah Smrity Udjapan Parshad organised the event to mark his 45th birth anniversary, originally observed on September 19.
The programme featured a discussion session followed by a cultural show in which artistes of the platform performed.
The minister of the liberation war affairs, AKM Mozammel Haque, was present as chief guest at the programme. Also on hand were former information minister Syed Didar Bakht, noted actress of yesteryear Anjona, director Mohammad Hossain Jemmy, and producer Khurshed Alam Khosru.
The speakers talked about Salman Shah’s life, work and contribution to popular culture.
They said Shah was not only a great actor but also a good-hearted, well-spoken person who would talk to everyone in the crew smilingly and always think about the wellbeing of his co-artistes.
Shahriar Chowdhury Emon, better known by his screen name Salman Shah, got his breakthrough with the first film in which he acted, Keyamat Theke Keyamat, which was released in 1993.
In total, he acted in 27 films – most of which were commercially successful. Salman Shah died on September 6, 1996.