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India, Bangladesh to expedite work on film on Mujibur Rahman's life

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The first meeting of the India-joint committee on audio-visual co-production was held here today with both sides agreeing to expedite the work on a proposed film on the life of "Bangabandhu" and a documentary on the 1971 Liberation War.

Issues such as selecting a director, for the projects were discussed at the meeting, an said on the condition of anonymity.

It was decided last year that the two countries would jointly produce a documentary on the 1971 Liberation War.

It was also decided that would also facilitate the production of a "mega movie" by Bangladesh to mark the 100th birth anniversary of its Father of the Nation, "Bangabandhu" Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in 2020.

The film will have English subtitles for the international audience, sources said, adding that the screenplay will be approved by a committee of experts.

Additional Secretary, and Broadcasting, Jayashree Mukherjee, and Additional Secretary, Ministry of Information, Bangladesh, Md Abual Hossain, attended the meeting today, along with other senior officials.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 21:55 IST