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Shakib Khan banned indefinitely for making 'disparaging remarks'

  • Published at 11:13 pm April 29th, 2017
  • Last updated at 11:14 pm April 29th, 2017
Shakib Khan banned indefinitely for making 'disparaging remarks'
A number of Bangladeshi film industry unions banned Shakib Khan indefinitely on Saturday, allegedly for making derogatory comments about film directors. The announcement was made at a joint meeting held at Bangladesh Film Directors Association, after which they issued a press release. The decision comes five days after the association boycotted the actor. In the notice, the association said: “The decision has been taken based on a general consensus as Shakib Khan has made disparaging remarks about film directors to the media, including national dailies. He still has not refrained despite us having boycotted him.” The film directors think that he belittled the people who are related to the film industry. The notice has been signed by the secretary generals and presidents of numerous film associations along with the Directors’ Association Secretary General Badiul Alam Khokon and President Mushfiqur Rahman. However, the association also reportedly cancelled the membership of film director Shamim Ahmed Rony on April 24, for continuing shooting with Shakib Khan in his new movie “Rangbaz,” after the decision of boycotting him. On April 14, Shakib Khan called the film directors “idle” while talking to a newspaper. The Film Directors’ Association responded by sending him a legal notice and boycotting him.