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HC partly stays notice boycotting film actor Shakib

  • Published at 06:20 pm July 23rd, 2017
  • Last updated at 06:42 pm July 23rd, 2017
HC partly stays notice boycotting film actor Shakib
The High Court on Sunday stayed in part a notice issued by Bangladesh Chalochitro Poribar, a group of 18 organisations related to film industry, boycotting film actor Shakib Khan. A High Court division bench comprised of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice AKM Zahirul Hoque passed the order, asking the people concerned not to obstruct Shakib from acting in three movies to be made under the banner of production house Shapla Media, reports BSS. The court also issued a rule asking 18 people, including the information secretary and managing director of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC), to explain within four weeks why it should not declare illegal the notice and why they did not take action to stop Bangladesh Chalochitro Poribar from barring Shakib. Bangladesh Chalochitro Poribar issued the notice, signed by its Convener Akbar Hossain Pathan Faruk and Member Secretary Bodiul Alam Khokon, on July 18. It said their organisation had unanimously decided that their members will not take part in any way in the movies of Shakib Khan. Selim Khan, proprietor of Shapla Media, filed a writ with the High Court challenging the legality of the notice. The complainant in the petition said Shakib Khan had signed contracts to act in three movies under the banner of his firm and the contracts were signed long before the notice was issued. The issuing of the notice was affecting the financing of these three movies and putting their production at risk, the petition said.