Director of the recent hit film Bhuban Majhi, Fakhrul Arefin Khan, recently filed a complaint regarding the illegal upload of his buzz-making film Bhuban Majhi on YouTube. The formal complaint was issued on Monday, September 25 in Gulshan Police Station. Police have confined a man from the capital within 24 hours of the complaint in connection with the occurrence.
When asked about the updates of the situation, the director told Showtime, “This is very upsetting. I have already filed a complaint and the police are handling the situation now. The suspects are being questioned and if any involvement is proved, steps will be taken.”
The filmmaker seemed to be quite upset about the matter and added that he came to know about the situation after coming back from Bangkok. He took immediate action and went to the police. The videos had already been streamed for about 20,000 times by then. They instantly reported the videos to the online streaming service on copyright claims.
“The film was uploaded from three different accounts. We were able to take down two of them but one is still active. It will also be taken down soon.” said Khan. He also emphasised that it’s high time we set an example for people illegally uploading films on social media for the future.
National Film Grant-awarded Bhuban Majhi was released on March 3 this year in Bangladesh and might be released in India very soon. The film is based on 1971’s liberation war of Bangladesh and stars Bangladeshi star Aparna Ghose and India’s Parambrata Chatterjee in the lead. The film will be participating in the upcoming Cape Town Film Festival in December.