Court allows Shakib Khan to work in three movies
July 24 2017 12:00 AM
Shakib Khan

By Mizan Rahman/Dhaka

The High Court (HC) yesterday stayed in part a notice issues by Bangladesh Chalochitro Poribar, a group of 18 organisations related to film industry, boycotting the country’s film superstar Shakib Khan.
A HC bench comprising Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice Zahirul Hoque passed the order, asking people concerned not to obstruct Shakib from acting in three movies to be made under the banner of the production house Shapla Media.
The HC also issued a rule asking 18 people, including the information secretary and managing director of the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) to explain in four weeks as to why it shall not declare illegal the notice and the inaction of the defendants in taking steps against barring people from working with Shakib.
Bangladesh Chalochitro Poribar issued the notice signed by its convener Akbar Hossain Pathan Faruk and member secretary Bodiul Alam Khokon on July 18.
It said their organisation has unanimously decided that their members will not take part in any way in the movies of Shakib Khan.
Selim Khan, proprietor of Shapla Media, filed a writ with the HC, challenging the legality of the notice.
The complainant in its petition said Shakib Khan has signed contracts to work in three movies under the banner of his firm and the contracts were signed before the notice was issued. Now after the issuing of the notice, financing in these three movies is at risk.

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