Joya Ahsan, the Guerrilla star recently began shooting for a Bangladeshi film titled Khancha (The Cage). Ahsan spent the last few months in Kolkata for the filming and promotional activities of Srijit Mukherjee’s latest venture Rajkahini, which was released last month.
Coincidentally, Khancha concentrates on the partition of India in 1947, which is also portrayed in Rajkahini.
Khancha is based on a novella written by noted littérateur Hasan Azizul Huq. Akram Khan is set to direct the film.
Azad Abul Kalam plays lead along with Ahsan while Mamunur Rashid, Ataur Rahman and Kayes Chowdhury have taken supporting roles in the film.
The film-project, which received the National Film Grant of 2011-12, depicts a story of a Hindu family who plan to migrate to India during the partition in 1947. The family considered selling all their properties out and dreamt of a convenient immigration to the neighbouring state where they believed they would fit better.
The film went to the floor last Tuesday at a few shooting spots in Narail, and is scheduled to take 20 consecutive days in the south-western district of the country for completion.