Producer and actor Nader Khan, who also starred in “Beder Meye Josna,” proposed the project to the screen pair at BFDC yesterday. Nader said during the film’s announcement: “I want to make the film from my own production house Rajesh Film. I just need both of their approval”
“Beder Meye Josna,” released in 1989, is one of the most commercially successful films in Bangladesh’s history.
The film starred Ilias Kanchan and Anju Ghosh, who shot to stardom with the film’s success. The very same pair may work together again in the newly announced “Josna Keno Bonobashe.”
Producer and actor Nader Khan, who also starred in “Beder Meye Josna,” proposed the project to the screen pair at BFDC yesterday. Nader said during the film’s announcement: “I want to make the film from my own production house Rajesh Film. I just need both of their approval.”
Anju Ghosh said she was touched by the on-the-spot proposal. She said: “I faced many obstacles while returning to my own country after 22 years. I will not speak about them. I have forgotten them after receiving so much love from all of you.”
In reply to whether Anju approved of “Josna Keno Bonobashe,” Ilias Kanchan said: “Let me clarify what Anju is trying to say. We have no qualms about doing films. We are people of the cinema. You do not understand what Anju is trying to say. She is saying that her travels to and from Bangladesh has some difficulties. If these issues are resolved, and if she likes the script, then we have no objection to the film.”
Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association (BFAA), the organization who invited Anju Ghosh to the country after 22 years, arranged a reception at BFDC for the screen siren of the 80s, where the new film was announced. BFAA President Misha Showdagor and General Secretary Zayed Khan were also present in the event.
Anju will return to Kolkata tomorrow.
A popular actor during the 80s, Anju began performing song and dance for theatre in Brahmanbaria’s Bholanath Opera well before Bangladesh’s Liberation War. Her film debut was in Fazlul Kabir Chowdhury’s “Soudagor,” which was commercially successful.
At the peak of her career in the 80s, Anju acted in 14 commercially successful films, but “Beder Meye Josna” topped all of them. However, Anju’s popularity began to wane and by 1991, she was getting fewer film offers.
After a few years, she left the country to act in films in Kolkata. She was regularly featured in India’s Bishshobharoti Opera at the twilight of her acting career.