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'Sitara' to be released in India

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Entertainment  Desk :
The film 'Sitara' directed by Asish Ray will be released today in five states of India. Based on eminent writer Abul Bashar's novel Bhorer Proshuti, the film revolves around the people living in India-Bangladesh border areas, who earn their livelihood through smuggling. The film will be released in India's West Bengal, Tamilnaru, Andhra Pradash, Bangalore and Kerala on Friday , according to a press release.
Abul Bashar is a popular Bengali writer from the state of West Bengal in India. He was born in 1951 in Hamarpur in Murshidabad. Bashar is known for his Left-leaning stance and secularism. Popular actor Zahid Hasan played the role of 'Dilu' against the protagonist 'Sitara' played by Raima Sen. With this film Raima is sharing the screen with Zahid for the very first time and she expressed her ebullience for this. Speaking about performing in the film Raima said that she had already known Zahid Hasan and she has received many accolades for his performance. She also said Zahid is very natural and flabby in acting and also very cordial person.
The shooting of the film took place in Jalpaiguri and Coachbihar districts in the Indian state of West Bengal in 2018.
Along with Zahid Hasan and Raima Sen, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Shahed Ali, MA Naser, Subrata Dutta, Mehgna Nairdu, Masud Akhter will be seen portraying pivotal roles in Sitara.
According to source, the film will be imported to Bangladesh and released in local cinemas under South Asian Free Trade Area agreement (SAFTA).

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