Biopic on former cricketer Raqibul Hasan announced
Entertainment Report :
A biographical film on former Bangladeshi cricketer Raqibul Hasan has been announced. It will be the first film on any cricketer of Bangladesh.
The script of the film will be written by Debbrata Mukherjee, a sports journalist and writer.
Debbrata himself broke the news on his social media handle on Sunday.
â€œBangladeshâ€™s Liberation War veteran and former captain of Bangladesh National Cricket Team Raqibul Hasan has signed an agreement on a film based on his life. The title of the film will be unveiled later,â€ Debbrata wrote on his social media handle on Sunday.
The film will be directed by Bunty Afzal, who is known for some small-screen works and the film will be produced by Rumana Sharmin Swati of half-pant cinema factory.
While talking in this regard Debbrata said, â€œIt is a matter of pride for me. Rakibul Hasan is not an ordinary cricketer. He appeared in the field for Pakistan with the Joy Bangla sticker on his bat, which helped him to draw the attention of the whole world. An arrest warrant was issued against him, but still, he went to Bangladesh's liberation war with his fatherâ€™s gun. He was a frontline fighter. He is a real hero. Itâ€™s a big achievement for us to make a film based on the life of such a person.â€
Producer Rumana Sharmin said they wanted to tell a story what comprises Bangladeshâ€™s great Liberation War and cricket, and this is why they chose the story of Raqibul Hasan.
â€œWe know many stories of Bangladeshâ€™s Liberation War which inspire us along the way. But in this film, we want to tell a different story on our liberation war including cricket, the most popular sports in the country. With this combination, the film might reach millions of people," Sharmin said.