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‘Bhaijaan Elo Re’ may not be released this Eid

  • Published at 08:54 pm May 21st, 2018

The official trailer of “Bhaijaan Elo Re,” the fourth collaboration between Joydeep Mukherjee and Dhallywood superstar Shakib Khan, was released on the film’s production company Eskay Movies’ official YouTube channel on Saturday. 

The two-minute trailer of the Tollywood film, which features Shakib playing a double role, gained more than 760,000 views within the first 48 hours of its release. The film was scheduled to release in both Bengals this Eid. 

After creating a lot of hype, the film’s release in Bangladesh during Eid-ul-Fitr has become uncertain due to a recent ruling issued by the Bangladesh High Court.

The ruling came from High Court judges Salma Masud and AKM Jahirul Haque in response to a writ petition by “Chittagainga Poa, Noakhailla Maiya” producer Selina Begum. The ruling stated that release of imported or co-production films are illegal during Eid and Pohela Boishakh holidays.

“Chittagainga Poa, Noakhailla Maiya” features Shakib Khan alongside news anchor turned actor Bubly.

The High Court also issued a rule stating “Why releasing a foreign or co-production film won’t be illegal during Eid vacation?” The High Court demanded an answer from the Secretary and Joint Secretary of Ministry of Information, and the Vice Chairman of film censor board within the next four weeks.

All of this has pushed the Eid release of “Bhaijaan Elo Re” into uncertainty. The film was supposed to be imported by its production company Eskay Movies. The film features Dhallywood star Shakib Khan in a double role alongside Indian actor Srabanti and Payel Sarkar.

This is the fourth project of Dhallywood superstar Shakib Khan with Indian filmmaker Joydeep Mukherjee. Their recent collaboration “Chaalbaaz” was a massive hit in both West Bengal and Bangladesh. The film ran two weeks straight in more than a 100 theatres across Bangladesh.

Previously the director cast Shakib in two other major hit films “Nabab” and “Shikari”, both of which were hits in India and Bangladesh.

Another imported film which was scheduled for release this Eid in Bangladesh is Bidya Sinha Mim and Indian actor Jeet starrer “Sultan,” which is also facing uncertainty due to this ruling issued by High Court.