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Shakib Khan under fire

  • Published at 09:58 pm June 24th, 2017
Shakib Khan under fire
Dhallywood superstar Shakib Khan is facing enormous backlash from Bangladesh Cholochitro Shilpi Samiti and the Cholochitro Oikyajot for alleged snide remarks, as well as for participating in films that allegedly violate the regulations for joint production films. On Friday (23 June) 16 organisations in the Cholochitro Oikyajot in an emergency meeting announced the decision to boycott Shakib Khan. At the same time Bangladesh Cholochitro Shilpi Samiti declared that Khan’s membership of the organisation has been revoked. The upcoming Eid films Nabab and Boss2 have been cleared by the Censor Board to be released on Eid. The films have been given the no objection despite the protests that alleged that the films do not comply with the regulations that require equal participation of artists from each of the production side. The leaders of the Oikyajot called the emergency meeting in response to the censor board decision. Mushfiqur Rahman Gulzar and Bodiul Alam Khokon, the president and the secretary general of the of Cholochitro Porichalok Samiti respectively, the president of Shilpi Soamiti Misha Sadagar and secretary general Zayed Khan, senior film actor Faruk, Alamgir, Rozeena, Anjana, Riyaz, Poppy, producer Khorshed Alam Khasru, Dijol among many others were present at the meeting at the office of BFDC Porichalok Samiti. The speakers at the meeting demanded punishment of Shakib Khan for his disrespectful comments about actor Faruk. The film start Alamgir said, “We cut a lot of slack for Shakib, but no more. I made a mistake conciliating the Shakib’s problem the last time. I ask your forgiveness for that. But his comments about Faruk bhai will not be forgiven. Not just boycotting him, he should face punishment. I will support the decision taken by the organisation regarding the matter.” The Cholochitro Oikyajot started its protest against the irregularities in the joint production from June 18. on the same day Shakib khan spoke at a press conference by the Jaaz Multimedia, where he refered to a ‘Sahib’ and made comment about the said person. “Haven’t seen these so called sahibs for so many years. All of you are busy with your businesses. The sahibs were nowhere to be seen when they were called for good initiatives,” said Shakib Khan. Despite the protests by Bangladesh Cholochitro Oikyajot leaders the films were given the green signal on June 21 without any modification from the Censor Borad.